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U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.46%

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Industrials and Consumer Services

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.46% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 0.30%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), which rose 1.56% or 2.89 points to trade at 188.41 at the close. Meanwhile, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) added 1.52% or 3.15 points to end at 209.72 and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) was up 1.22% or 0.87 points to 72.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO), which fell 0.81% or 0.39 points to trade at 47.50 at the close. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) declined 0.42% or 0.71 points to end at 170.18 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was down 0.41% or 0.22 points to 53.14.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper&Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX) which rose 6.96% to 12.29, Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) which was up 6.96% to settle at 44.57 and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) which gained 6.79% to close at 79.37.

The worst performers were DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) which was down 7.68% to 28.86 in late trade, TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which lost 5.71% to settle at 56.94 and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) which was down 3.21% to 56.93 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp (NASDAQ:SOLO) which rose 220.74% to 4.3300, Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) which was up 52.94% to settle at 1.820 and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) which gained 29.58% to close at 10.60.

The worst performers were Yangtze River Port and Logistics Ltd (NASDAQ:YRIV) which was down 24.26% to 0.61 in late trade, Aethlon Medical Inc (NASDAQ:AEMD) which lost 21.67% to settle at 0.940 and Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) which was down 15.48% to 95.85 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1919 to 1094 and 99 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1528 rose and 1089 declined, while 91 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yangtze River Port and Logistics Ltd (NASDAQ:YRIV) fell to 3-years lows; down 24.26% or 0.19 to 0.61. Shares in Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 29.58% or 2.42 to 10.60.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.43% to 15.65.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.43% or 5.65 to $1308.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.73% or 0.92 to hit $54.02 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.05% or 1.28 to trade at $63.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.49% to 1.1268, while USD/JPY rose 0.49% to 111.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 96.975.