Oil, Stocks Climb Higher: Wednesday’s IP Market Recap

by Marc Bastow | August 28, 2013 4:42 pm

InvestorPlace Market RecapInvestors took a deep breath and markets rallied on Wednesday despite continued concerns over military action against Syria.

For the day the Nasdaq moved ahead 0.41% to 3593.35, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.33% to 14,824.51 and the S&P 500 closed up 0.27% at 1634.96.

The Middle East turmoil continued to affect oil markets, as the price of light crude rose to nearly $110 per barrel. Oil stocks benefited from the move, with Chevron (CVX[1]) and Exxon Mobil (XOM[2]) both moving ahead over 2% on the news. Sector players Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A[3], RDS.B[4], +1.9%), Marathon Petroleum (MPC[5], +1.3%), and ConocoPhillips (COP[6], +1.1%) also tacked on gains.

Gold, on the other hand, climbed in early trading but ended up falling on the day. As a result, Kinross Gold (KGC[7], -2.5%) Barrick Gold (ABX[8], -1.7%), Goldcorp (GG[9], -1.4%) and the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX[10], -2.9%) all fell after posting early gains as well.

Tech stocks gained back some ground, as Facebook (FB[11]) adding on over 2% despite news that COO Sheryl Sandberg is selling most of her stake. Blackberry (BBRY[12]) shares rose nearly 3% on news it’s considering spinning off its messaging service, while Hewlett-Packard (HPQ[13]) also gained around the same amount on no particular news.

Homebuilders took losses[14] on as a National Association of Realtors report showed its Pending Home Sales Index fell by 1.3% in July — the second straight month of declines. Lennar (LEN[15], -2%) Hovnanian (HOV[16], -1.3%), KB Home (KBH[17], -1.6%), and D.R. Horton (DHI[18], -1.2%) were all down on the day.

Finally, Big machinery maker Joy Global (JOY[19]) sank nearly 5% despite increasing its share repurchase plan. The company posted drops across both the top and bottom line for the most recent quarter.

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Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace. As of this writing, he was long XOM.

  1. CVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVX
  2. XOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XOM
  3. RDS.A: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RDS.A
  4. RDS.B: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RDS.B
  5. MPC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MPC
  6. COP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=COP
  7. KGC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KGC
  8. ABX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABX
  9. GG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GG
  10. GDX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GDX
  11. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  12. BBRY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBRY
  13. HPQ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HPQ
  14. took losses: https://investorplace.com/2013/08/here-comes-the-chill-in-real-estate/
  15. LEN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LEN
  16. HOV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HOV
  17. KBH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KBD
  18. DHI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DHI
  19. JOY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JOY
  20. ZLC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ZLC
  21. (Read more: https://investorplace.com/2013/08/zale-the-perpetual-red-ink-machine-finally-runs-black/
  22. CRUS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CRUS
  23. EXPR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EXPR
  24. ANV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ANV
  25. TASR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TASR
  26. (Read more: http://slant.investorplace.com/2013/08/tasr-stock-taser-gun-swhc-rgr/
  27. TIF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TIF

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