September 11, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 1.1% at 2,487.98. The DJIA closed up 1.2% at 22,055.55. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 1.1% at 6,432.26.
Monday was an exceptional day for the U.S. broad markets with all three major indices up. In fact, the market had its best day since early March of this year. Crude oil posted a solid gain which helped boost energy stocks. For the most part everything was positive in the markets with a few exceptions. The best performing S&P 500 sector was finance, following by materials and tech. The worst performing sector was real estate.
Crude oil jumped 1.3% at $48.10.
Gold dropped 1.4% at $1,331.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) which traded down about 8% at $113.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $110.87 to $147.02. Volume was 9.7 million versus the daily average of 754,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was XL Group Ltd. (NYSE: XL) which rose 5% to $40.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $32.81 to $47.27. Volume was right around 6 million compared to its average volume of 1.8 million.