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).