U.S. market indexes were higher Wednesday. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18202.69 for a gain of 40.75 points or 0.22%. The S&P 500 closed at 2144.29 for a gain of 4.69 points or 0.22%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5246.41 for a gain of 2.58 points or 0.05%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 14.29 for a loss of -0.99 points or -6.48%.
In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks leading gains for the day included the following:
American Express (