How to buy Exxon stock

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Exxon stock surged to its highest level since January in early trading Wednesday as investors cheered a bullish forecast for the oil and gas giant.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 28.9 points, or 0.2 percent, to 26,053.90.

The S&P 500 gained 2.6 points, to 2,878.10.

The Nasdaq composite rose 0.7 percent, or $3.13, to 5,632.80.

Read moreAbout the Author Emily Schaffer is a New York-based freelance journalist.

She covered consumer finance and technology for The Wall Street Journal and has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Schaffer received her master’s in public administration from Stanford University and her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

She also teaches journalism at Stanford’s Graduate School of Journalism.

She is also a graduate of the Graduate School and is the editor-in-chief of The Blacklist Magazine.

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