July 18, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,460.68. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 21,576.90. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.5% at 6,344.31.
Tuesday was a relatively mixed day for the U.S. broad markets, each index couldn’t really make up its mind and it seems that no two of them were on the same page. As for the S&P 500, there was no outright positive sector. Everything was mixed and there didn’t seem to be one cohesive direction that any single sector was heading. Even with crude oil posting a gain for the day, the oil & gas stocks, as well as the industrials were not uniform in a direction.
Crude oil was last seen up nearly 1% at $46.43.
Gold was also up 0.7% at $1,241.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) which traded down about 5.7% at $49.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $46.00 to $36.40. Volume was just over 20 million versus the daily average of 2.3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) which rose over 13% to $183.50. The stock’s 52-week range is $84.50 to $183.58. Volume was about 39 million compared to its average volume of 6.6 million.