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 gained 1.59% to hit a new 6-months high, while the index added 1.54%, and the index gained 0.98%.
The best performers of the session on the were Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:), which rose 4.21% or 2.07 points to trade at 51.19 at the close. Meanwhile, Dow Inc (NYSE:) added 4.13% or 1.95 points to end at 49.22 and International Business Machines (NYSE:) was up 3.87% or 4.78 points to 128.18 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which fell 2.07% or 2.78 points to trade at 131.40 at the close. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) declined 1.62% or 4.56 points to end at 276.69 and Walmart Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.06% or 0.09 points to 147.68.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were DXC Technology Co (NYSE:) which rose 11.63% to 22.37, Brown Forman (NYSE:) which was up 10.04% to settle at 79.89 and Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 6.50% to close at 362.70.
The worst performers were Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:) which was down 6.12% to 27.13 in late trade, Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 5.61% to settle at 36.32 and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 3.76% to 5.12 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which rose 58.45% to 19.87, Lonestar Resources Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was up 39.09% to settle at 0.371 and Vera Bradley Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 31.98% to close at 7.14.
The worst performers were Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 37.00% to 0.1686 in late trade, Amarin Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:) which lost 30.58% to settle at 5.04 and Jiayin Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 22.67% to 2.90 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1943 to 1090 and 101 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1653 rose and 1160 declined, while 82 ended unchanged.
Shares in Brown Forman (NYSE:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 10.04% or 7.29 to 79.89. Shares in Walmart Inc (NYSE:) rose to all time highs; rising 0.06% or 0.09 to 147.68. Shares in Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; up 58.45% or 7.33 to 19.87. Shares in Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; down 37.00% or 0.0990 to 0.1686.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.72% to 26.57 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.50% or 29.65 to $1949.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.74% or 1.17 to hit $41.59 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.04 to trade at $44.41 a barrel.
EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1853, while USD/JPY fell 0.02% to 106.16.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 92.645.
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