July 25, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,477.18. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 21,612.95. Separately, the Nasdaq closed relatively flat at 6,412.17.
Tuesday was a mixed day in the U.S. broad markets. Crude oil posted one of its largest single daily gains this year and really pulled up oil & gas stocks. Apart from this, the financial sector had a very strong showing with green arrows across the board, and the biggest gains at the major money center banks. Separately, the tech sector had a relatively positive day with a few notable exceptions being Alphabet, Seagate, and Micron. Retail stocks made up for the weakness from Monday, but by the same token health care stocks felt a sting. Utilities were down on the day as well.
Crude oil was last seen up 3.3% at $47.88.
Gold was down 0.4% at $1,249.50.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Seagate Technologies PLC (NASDAQ: STX) which traded down nearly 17% at $33.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.09 to $50.96. Volume was about 34 million versus the daily average of 5.0 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which rose nearly 15% to $14.89. The stock’s 52-week range is $9.24 to $17.06. Volume was over 71 million compared to its average volume of 18.9 million.