UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) was the top performer among the Dow Jones index components, which gained 2.15% or 5.12 points to close at 243.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) rose 1.77 points or 1.72% to end at 104.47. Paper Visa Inc (NYSE: V) rose to 1.10 h (0.90%), closing at 123.08 ..
The biggest losers were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), which fell 2.86% or 10.02 points to end the session at 340.99. Stocks General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) rose to 0.49 h (2.82%) and closed at 16,86, and & Mer Inc Merck (NYSE: MRK) decreased in value by 0.81 n (. 1.31%) and ended trading at 61.22.
The leaders of growth among the components of the S&P 500 at the end of today’s trading were The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), which rose 8.02% to 11.58, Viacom B Inc (NASDAQ: VIAB), which gained 6.88% to close at 34.16 and Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: WYN), which rose 4.95% to end at 122.93.
The biggest losers were Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), which fell 7.03% to close at 118.02. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) shed 4.15% to trade at 55.49. Quotes of Baker Hughes A of Ge Company About enterprise | LLC (the NYSE: BHGE) decreased in price by 3.71% to reach 34.95.
The leaders of growth among the NASDAQ Composite index components on the basis of today’s trading were the shares PhaseRx Inc (the NASDAQ: PZRX), which rose by 72.03% to reach 0.50, Iconix Brand Group is Inc (the NASDAQ: of ICON), which scored 35.47% to end at 1.67; and Spi Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ: SPI), which rose 36.05% to end at 1.17.
The biggest losers were Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DFFN), which declined 36.71% to close at 0.7025. Shares of the company Apollo Medical Holdings Inc (the NASDAQ: AMEH) lost 23.45% and closed the session at 21.05. US Gold Corp (NASDAQ: USAU) was down 20.68% to 2.4588.
On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that fell (2,125) exceeded the number of those that closed in positive territory (1,014), while the quotations of 39 shares remained practically unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, 1,490 companies fell in price, 1,037 rose, and 102 remained at the level of the previous close.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: WYN) rose to an all-time high, rising 4.95%, 5.80 points to trade at 122.93. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) rose to an all-time high, rising 2.15%, 5.12 points to trade at 243.55. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) rose to an all-time high, rising 1.72%, 1.77 points to close at 104.47. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares fell to a minimum, falling 2.82%, 0.49 points to trade at 16.86. Visa Inc (NYSE: V) rose to an all-time high, rising 0.90%, 1.10 points, and ended trading at 123.08. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DFFN) fell to historic lows, down 36.71%, 0.4075 points to trade at 0.7025.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the value of S&P 500 options trading, was down 2.02% to trade at 11.67.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.95% or 12.70 to $ 1326.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities, crude oil futures for February delivery fell 0.09%, or 0.06, to $ 63.91 a barrel. Futures contracts for Brent oil for March delivery fell 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $ 69.33 a barrel.
Meanwhile, on the Forex market, EUR / USD was up 0.35% to hit 1.2229, while USD / JPY was down 0.12% to hit 111.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 90.39.