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

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U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.00%
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Investing.com – U.S. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.00%, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.95%, and the NASDAQ Composite index added 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 4.06% or 8.47 points to trade at 216.98 at the close. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) added 2.94% or 2.79 points to end at 97.64 and American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) was up 2.58% or 4.22 points to 167.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ), which lost 0.88% or 3.64 points to trade at 408.70 in late trade. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ: AMGN ) declined 0.80% or 1.72 points to end at 213.64 and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) shed 0.36% or 0.60 points to 163.93.

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

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

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

The worst performers were Inotiv Inc (NASDAQ: NOTV ) which was down 31.68% to 34.11 in late trade, Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK ) which lost 30.89% to settle at 1.7900 and TMC the metals company Inc (NASDAQ: TMC ) which was down 24.97% to 6.910 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2536 to 676 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2452 rose and 1058 declined, while 152 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

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

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 10.45 to $1767.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.10% or 1.48 to hit $71.97 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.11% or 1.57 to trade at $75.93 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1693, while USD/JPY rose 0.53% to 109.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 93.445.

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