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 1.91% to hit a new 1-month high, while the index climbed 1.74%, and the index added 1.88%.
The best performers of the session on the were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:), which rose 3.93% or 9.84 points to trade at 259.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 3.18% or 5.07 points to end at 164.61 and Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:) was up 2.79% or 4.66 points to 171.55 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Walmart Inc (NYSE:), which rose 0.18% or 0.26 points to trade at 140.89 at the close. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:) added 0.25% or 0.15 points to end at 59.61 and Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.51% or 0.41 points to 80.04.
The top performers on the S&P 500 were Coty Inc (NYSE:) which rose 9.54% to 3.33, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.97% to settle at 125.33 and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE:) which gained 7.38% to close at 16.88.
The worst performers were Cboe Global Markets Inc (NYSE:) which was down 2.25% to 84.89 in late trade, NiSource Inc (NYSE:) which lost 1.61% to settle at 22.05 and Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:) which was down 1.59% to 11.76 at the close.
The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 127.63% to 1.170, CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:) which was up 92.62% to settle at 5.74 and American Resources Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) which gained 59.51% to close at 2.6000.
The worst performers were Electro-Sensors Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 39.06% to 5.18 in late trade, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp Ltd (NASDAQ:) which lost 31.94% to settle at 1.790 and Diginex Ltd (NASDAQ:) which was down 23.14% to 5.38 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2282 to 799 and 93 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2270 rose and 642 declined, while 61 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.97% or 9.25 to 125.33. Shares in CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 92.62% or 2.76 to 5.74. Shares in American Resources Corp Class A (NASDAQ:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 59.51% or 0.9700 to 2.6000. Shares in Diginex Ltd (NASDAQ:) fell to all time lows; losing 23.14% or 1.62 to 5.38.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 4.82% to 28.06.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.96% or 18.25 to $1890.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.57% or 0.64 to hit $40.03 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $42.16 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1764, while USD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 105.96.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 93.670.
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