At the close of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones rose 0.08%, the S&P 500 rose 0.25%, and the NASDAQ Composite rose 0.95%.
The leading performer among the components of the Dow Jones index today was American Express Company, which gained 16.43 points or 10.54% to close at 172.31. Visa Inc Class A rose 6.73 points or 3.00% to close at 231.44. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc rose 0.67 points or 1.84% to close at 37.17.
The least gainers were shares of Intel Corporation, which lost 1.93 points or 6.41% to end the session at 28.16. Chevron Corp was up 4.44% or 8.34 points to close at 179.45 while The Travelers Companies Inc was down 1.74% or 3.35 points to close at 188. .76.
Leading gainers among the S&P 500 index components in today's trading were Tesla Inc, which rose 10.99% to 177.88, American Express Company, which gained 10.54% to close at 172.31, and shares of L3Harris Technologies Inc, which rose 7.92% to end the session at 212.10.
The least gainers were Hasbro Inc, which shed 8.11% to close at 58.61. Shares of KLA Corporation shed 6.85% to end the session at 399.37.
Leading gainers among the components of the NASDAQ Composite in today's trading were BuzzFeed Inc, which rose 85.17% to 3.87, Applied UV Inc, which gained 52.88% to close at 1.59, and shares of Lucid Group Inc, which rose 43.00% to end the session at 12.87.
The least gainers were Nemaura Medical Inc, which shed 42.31% to close at 1.65. Shares of Jack Creek Investment Corp. lost 33.79% and ended the session at 12.44. Quotes of Akerna Corp fell in price by 31.46% to 1.22.
On the New York Stock Exchange, the number of securities that rose in price (1,738) exceeded the number of those that closed in the red (1,303), while quotes of 114 shares remained virtually unchanged. On the NASDAQ stock exchange, 2,131 companies rose in price, 1,535 declined, and 173 remained at the previous close.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which is based on S&P 500 options trading, fell 1.17% to 18.51.
Gold futures for February delivery lost 0.09%, or 1.80, to hit $1.00 a troy ounce. In other commodities, WTI crude for March delivery fell 1.91%, or 1.55, to $79.46 a barrel. Futures for Brent crude for March delivery fell 1.18%, or 1.03, to $86.44 a barrel.
Meanwhile, in the Forex market, the EUR/USD pair was unchanged 0.19% to 1.09, while USD/JPY fell 0.30% to hit 129.82.
Futures on the USD index rose 0.08% to 101.72.