U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.15%

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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 added 0.15% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.42%, and the index gained 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), which rose 1.34% or 3.55 points to trade at 267.84 at the close. Meanwhile, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:) added 1.18% or 2.29 points to end at 196.30 and Home Depot Inc (NYSE:) was up 1.01% or 2.24 points to 223.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boeing Co (NYSE:), which fell 1.48% or 5.51 points to trade at 368.00 at the close. International Business Machines (NYSE:) declined 0.98% or 1.32 points to end at 133.77 and Dow Inc (NYSE:) was down 0.71% or 0.39 points to 54.28.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Helmerich and Payne Inc (NYSE:) which rose 6.56% to 40.46, Under Armour Inc C (NYSE:) which was up 6.19% to settle at 17.490 and Under Armour Inc A (NYSE:) which gained 6.17% to close at 19.10.

The worst performers were Deere & Company (NYSE:) which was down 4.30% to 169.06 in late trade, PVH Corp (NYSE:) which lost 2.60% to settle at 97.45 and CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 2.38% to 200.98 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Paringa Resources Ltd (NASDAQ:) which rose 253.74% to 5.20, Aslan Pharmaceuticals Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:) which was up 81.25% to settle at 2.32 and GreenPro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:) which gained 45.60% to close at 0.628999.

The worst performers were Nanthealth LLC (NASDAQ:) which was down 24.83% to 1.09 in late trade, Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:) which lost 17.53% to settle at 25.88 and Central Garden & Pet Company A (NASDAQ:) which was down 17.39% to 24.51 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1775 to 1034 and 113 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1723 rose and 892 declined, while 99 ended unchanged.

Shares in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.34% or 3.55 to 267.84.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 1.82% to 11.75.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.44% or 6.45 to $1460.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.46% or 0.27 to hit $58.14 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $63.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1007, while USD/JPY fell 0.03% to 109.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 98.330.

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