April 10, 2017: The S&P 500 closed slightly higher on the day, up 0.07% and 1.59 points to 2,357.14. Separately the DJIA barely closed positive, up 0.01% on the day at 20,657.64, up approximately 1.54 points.
Looking at the sectors, Oil & Gas stocks were the big winners today along with industrials. Companies in the services sector also saw handy gains as well. There weren’t that many red arrows in the market despite being relatively flat on the day. Notable negatives were a few tech stocks and the major bank stocks.
Crude oil posted an impressive gain on Monday. Crude was last trading up around 1.4% at $52.99 in the session.
Gold was lower on the day down about 0.1% or $1.50, closing at $1,255.80.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) which traded down 3% at $27.67. The stock’s 52-week range is $9.35 to $29.87. Volume was roughly 23.3 million versus the daily average of 26.7 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) which jumped nearly 10% to $34.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $27.67 to $35.58. Volume was 24.2 million which is above the daily average of around 4.9 million shares.