April 24, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 1.08% and 25.46 points to 2,374.15. Separately the DJIA closed up 1.05% on the day at 20,763.89, up approximately 216.13 points.
Overall Monday was an incredible day for the markets with all of the U.S. broad markets closing higher and the Nasdaq hitting a new all-time high. In terms of the sectors, everything was positive, with the notable exception of some financial REITs. Also, some entertainment stocks were negative on the day as well.
Crude oil didn’t follow the broad markets on Monday and was last trading down around 0.8% at $49.21 in the session.
Gold fell as well down 0.9% or $12.10, closing at $1,277.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) which traded down 4.4% at $177.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $157.60 to $186.40. Volume was 9.3 million versus the daily average of 833,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) which jumped nearly 20% to $302.84. The stock’s 52-week range is $203.63 to $305.66. Volume was roughly 10.8 million which is above the daily average of around 514,000 shares.