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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.00% By

© Reuters. U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.00% – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the rose 1.00%, while the index climbed 0.95%, and the index climbed 1.02%.

The best performers of the session on the were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which rose 4.06% or 8.47 points to trade at 216.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp (NYSE:) added 2.94% or 2.79 points to end at 97.64 and American Express Company (NYSE:) was up 2.58% or 4.22 points to 167.49 in late trade.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(NYSE:) fell 0.8% or 3.64 to trade at 408.70 at close. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:) declined 0.80% or 1.72 points to end at 213.64 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:) was down 0.36% or 0.60 points to 163.93.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were APA Corporation (NASDAQ:) which rose 7.19% to 20.12, Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:) which was up 6.84% to settle at 30.44 and HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:) which gained 6.26% to close at 31.92.

The worst performers were FedEx Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 9.12% to 229.08 in late trade, Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:) which lost 8.51% to settle at 69.59 and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 3.99% to 343.21 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Marin Software Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 61.86% to 9.21, Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 33.16% to settle at 5.060 and China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ:) which gained 30.76% to close at 0.5377.

The worst performers were Inotiv Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 31.68% to 34.11 in late trade, Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 30.89% to settle at 1.7900 and TMC the metals company Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.92% to 6.915 at the close.

The New York Stock Exchange saw rising stocks surpass declining ones by 2539-679. 85 finished unchanged, while TMC the Metals Company Inc (NASDAQ) closed down 24.922% to 6.915.

FedEx Corporation (NYSE) shares dropped 9.12% to 22.99 and 229.8 respectively. Incyte Corporation’s shares fell 52 weeks to their lowest level; 8.51%, or 6.47 to 669.59. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ) shares fell 0.80%, or 1.72 to 213.64. TMC, the metals company Inc (NASDAQ) shares fell to their lowest levels in over a decade. They were down 24.92% or 2.95 to 6.915.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 14.33% to 20.87.

The December delivery of Gold Futures was lower by 0.60%, or 10.65 to $1767.55 per troy ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, up 2.10% (or 1.48) to reach $71.97/barrel, and November Brent oil contracts rose 2.11% (1.57) to trade at $75.93/barrel.

EUR/USD dropped 0.26%, to 1.1693, while USD/JPY climbed 0.53% at 109.79.

US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.2% at 93.442.

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.