November crude oil futures settled up $3.57 at $91.71 a barrel while December gold futures surged $16.70 to close at $1,796.50 an ounce.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury fell 17/32, boosting the yield to 1.674%. The greenback was down 0.69%, according to the dollar index.
In corporate news, Costco Wholesale (COST) said Thursday that same-store sales in September rose 6%. Total sales jumped 8% to $9.31 billion. Shares rose 1.9%.
Kohl's (KSS) shares were down 2.5% after the department store operator posted a 2.7% drop in September same-store sales, which was even worse than the 0.2% fall expected by analysts.Nuvasive (NUVA), the San Diego-based medical device maker, issued weak revenue guidance, saying it sees third-quarter revenue of $147 million vs. its prior projection for a flat performance from its second-quarter total of $154.4 million. Shares plummeted 32.9%. Informatica (INFA) shares plunged 22.6% after the provider of enterprise data integration software provided preliminary third-quarter results that disappointed Wall Street analysts amid a weak revenue in Europe. CollabRX (CLRX) shares surged 38% after the data analytics company announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Life Technologies for the development and commercialization of CollabRx technology and content resources to be used in conjunction with Life Technologies' global cancer diagnostics development and its laboratory developed test services business. Vringo (VRNG) shares were surged 22.1% after the development-stage company focusing on mobile phone software saw an obstacle towards its ability to proceed with a patent lawsuit against Google (GOOG) and other technology companies eliminated with the denial by a federal judge of Google's motion for summary judgment in the patent dispute.
2012 Stock Predictions and Outlook
|Your one-stop shop for 2012 stock recommendations and market predictions.
>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Andrea Tse. Follow @Commodity_Bull
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV