Midway through trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 1.1 percent to 25,917.22 while the NASDAQ climbed 1.82 percent to 7,510.15. The S&P also rose, gaining 1.29 percent to 2,791.04.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
On Wednesday, the health care shares climbed 2.5 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX ) up 23 percent, and Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA ) up 23 percent.
In trading on Wednesday, financial shares fell 0.2 percent.
Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM ) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter.
Humana reported earnings of $4.58 per share, beating estimates of $4.26. Total revenue came in at $14.21 billion, which exceeded estimates of $13.98 billion.
Humana raised its FY18 adjusted earnings guidance from $14.15 per share to $14.40 per share.
Equities Trading UP
Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO ) shares shot up 34 percent to $94.94 after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat. Guidance came in stronger than expected.
Shares of Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE: JONE ) got a boost, shooting up 42 percent to $3.41. Jones Energy reported appointment of two new independent directors.
SendGrid Inc (NYSE: SEND ) shares were also up, gaining 34 percent to $45.99 following Q3 results.
Equities Trading DOWN
MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ) shares dropped 35 percent to $4.02 after Nasdaq decided to suspend trading in the stock effective 11/8.
Shares of Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN ) were down 32 percent to $4.21 after the company reported downbeat Q3 sales and issued weak Q4 forecast.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) was down, falling around 32 percent to $13.92 following Q3 results.
In commodity news, oil traded down 1.33 percent to $61.38 while gold traded up 0.23 percent to $1,229.10.
Silver traded up 0.62 percent Wednesday to $14.59, while copper rose 0.62 to $2.7495.
European shares were higher today. The eurozone's STOXX 600 climbed 1.05 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 2.02 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index rose 1.25 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX climbed 0.87 percent, and the French CAC 40 jumped 1.19 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.95 percent.
The Federal Open Market Committee will begin its two-day policy meeting today
Domestic crude supplies climbed 5.8 million barrels for the week ended November 2, the Energy Information Administration reported. Analysts expected a gain of 1.9 million barrels. Gasoline stockpiles rose 1.9 million barrels, while distillate stockpiles dropped 3.5 million barrels last week.
Data on consumer credit for September will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
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