WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT
US stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the financials, energy and industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close of the NYSE, the DJIA rose 0.11% while the S&P 500 index gained 0.22%, and the NASDAQ Composite index advanced 0.15%. Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones on the NYSE by 1,897 to 1,345 and 194 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2,464 advanced and 1,902 declined, while 210 ended unchanged. (Source: WSJ, CNBC).