Energy stocks enjoyed a broad rally Wednesday, with the sector posting the biggest gains among the S&P 500 11 key sectors, as oil prices jumped following data showing a drop in supply and as Hurricane Sally curtailed production. Chevron Corp.’s stock rallied 3.1% to be among the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s top gainers, but was just the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF’s 24th-best performer. The energy ETF climbed 4.1% in afternoon trading, with all 26 components gaining ground. Among’s the ETF’s most-active members, shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. jumped 9.3%, Marathon Oil Corp. hiked up 6.0%, Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 3.8%, Halliburton Co. advanced 4.9% and Schlumberger Ltd. shot up 5.1%. Meanwhile, crude oil futures climbed 4.5%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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