April 25, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.6% and 14.44 points to 2,388.50. Separately the DJIA closed up 1.1% on the day at 20,995.84, up approximately 231.95 points.
Overall Tuesday 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 major telecoms. There were a few other stocks that were negative but most were down mainly on poor earnings.
Crude oil made a solid recovery on Tuesday up about 1% at $49.73 in the session.
Gold fell 1% or $12.80, closing at $1,264.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX) which traded down 11% at $59.98. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.80 to $80.02. Volume was 35.4 million versus the daily average of 4.4 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which jumped nearly 8% to $104.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.04 to $104.89. Volume was roughly 17.8 million which is above the daily average of around 5.4 million shares.