U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.50%

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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 2.50%, while the index gained 2.30%, and the index gained 2.95%.

The best performers of the session on the were Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:), which rose 4.95% or 6.17 points to trade at 130.77 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co (NYSE:) added 4.86% or 15.47 points to end at 333.50 and Visa Inc (NYSE:) was up 4.02% or 5.47 points to 141.38 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:), which fell 0.97% or 0.59 points to trade at 60.06 at the close. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:) added 0.04% or 0.05 points to end at 122.73 and DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:) was up 0.07% or 0.04 points to 57.22.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:) which rose 10.27% to 140.64, Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:) which was up 7.30% to settle at 249.21 and Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:) which gained 6.74% to close at 235.59.

The worst performers were Tiffany & Co (NYSE:) which was down 11.82% to 92.54 in late trade, JM Smucker Company (NYSE:) which lost 7.24% to settle at 101.28 and Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 5.73% to 24.66 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Gaming Partners (NASDAQ:) which rose 70.80% to 13.13, Alliqua BioMedical Inc (NASDAQ:) which was up 60.24% to settle at 2.660 and Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:) which gained 25.56% to close at 2.26.

The worst performers were Evine Live Inc (NASDAQ:) which was down 37.02% to 0.661 in late trade, Stein Mart Inc (NASDAQ:) which

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