How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

U.S. stocks broke a two-day losing streak Wednesday as investors bought up biotech drugmakers and other health care companies. Energy companies also jumped as the price of oil surged five percent.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112.73 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,716.05.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 21.49 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,066.66.

The Nasdaq composite index added 76.78 points, or 1.6 percent, to 4,902.72.

For the week:

The Dow is down 76.70 points, or 0.4 percent.

The S&P 500 down 6.12 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 6.17 points, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 291.02 points, or 1.7 percent.

The S&P 500 is 22.72 points, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 86.69 points, or 1.7 percent.