Investing.com – 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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