July 11, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.08% at 2,425.54. The DJIA remained flat at 21,409.96. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.3% at 6,193.30.
Tuesday was a relatively volatile day for the markets seeing the major indices swing between positive and negative a couple times. Crude oil proved to be positive once again and sent most oil & gas stocks higher as well as some of the industrials. The tech sector was mostly positive, drawing most of its gains from the medium and smaller companies in the index. Financials were largely negative on the day with a couple exceptions. Outside of this, the markets were very mixed with no clear rhyme or reason in a broad sense.
Crude oil was last seen up about 1.6% at $45.10.
Gold was trading up 0.2% at $1,215.80.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which traded down 7% at $13.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.03 to $14.70. Volume was over 6.1 million versus the daily average of 37.5 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) which rose nearly 3% to $91.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.09 to $95.00. Volume was 4.4 million which is more or less in line with its average volume.