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 Technology , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.00%, while the S&P 500 index added 1.46%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 2.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ), which rose 9.46% or 11.56 points to trade at 133.72 at the close. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) added 2.97% or 7.27 points to end at 251.76 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS ) was up 2.67% or 7.53 points to 290.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW ), which lost 1.96% or 1.15 points to trade at 57.41 in late trade. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) declined 1.96% or 3.29 points to end at 164.26 and Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) shed 0.99% or 1.33 points to 132.51.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Boeing Co (NYSE: BA ) which rose 9.46% to 133.72, Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX ) which was up 7.50% to settle at 180.11 and Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ: WBD ) which gained 6.22% to close at 14.85.

The worst performers were Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ) which was down 4.07% to 128.30 in late trade, Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB ) which lost 3.93% to settle at 41.52 and Albemarle Corp (NYSE: ALB ) which was down 3.69% to 215.08 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Sidus Space Inc (NASDAQ: SIDU ) which rose 225.00% to 4.68, Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK ) which was up 47.06% to settle at 3.00 and Zhong Yang Financial Group Ltd (NASDAQ: TOP ) which gained 41.00% to close at 31.02.

The worst performers were 180 Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ: ATNF ) which was down 34.00% to 0.88 in late trade, Apptech Corp (NASDAQ: APCX ) which lost 33.80% to settle at 0.56 and Aditx Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ADTX ) which was down 27.79% to 0.18 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2327 to 863 and 141 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2776 rose and 1073 declined, while 236 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Volatility Index , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 9.39% to 29.62.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.32% or 23.95 to $1,837.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.44% or 2.90 to hit $116.03 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.79% or 2.17 to trade at $119.00 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.39% to 1.05, while USD/JPY fell 1.31% to 133.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.76% at 104.54.

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