The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day on Wednesday with a gain of 131.24 points, or 1.21%, and closed at 10,939.95. Twenty-six of the Dow's thirty index components posted a gain. The top performers were Disney (DIS) (+5.52%), Cisco Systems (CSCO) (+3.72%), Hewlett Packard (HPQ) (+3.65%), and Chevron (CVX) (+3.48%). The top decliners were McDonalds (MCD) (-0.75%) and Wal-Mart (WMT) (-0.43%).
The S&P 500 ($SPX) finished the session with a gain of 20.08 points, or 1.79%, and closed at 1,144.03. The top percentage performers in the index were Tesoro Corp. (TSO) (+13.79%), Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) (+12.96%), Yahoo (YHOO) (+10.10%), and Micron Tech. (MU) (+9.51%). The top percentage decliners for the day were Sears Holdings (SHLD) (-3.21%), Bank of New York (BK) (-2.87%), and Yum Brands (YUM) (-2.67%).
The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session higher by 55.69 points, or 2.32%, on Wednesday and it closed at 2,460.51. The strongest performers in the Nasdaq-100 ($NDX) were Research In Motion (RIMM) (+12.38%), Yahoo (YHOO) (+10.10%), and Micron Tech. (MU) (+9.51%). The top percentage decliners were Sears Holdings (SHLD) (-3.21%), Costco (COST) (-1.71%), and Qiagen (QGEN) (-1.43%).