September 12, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,496.71. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 22,118.59. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.3% at 6,454.28.
Tuesday was another positive day for the broad U.S. markets with all major averages posting a gain. Crude oil was positive on the day and helped lift oil & gas stocks. Practically all of the S&P 500 sectors posted a gain with the exception of real estate and utilities, which were down 1.3% and 1.7%, respectively. The best performing sector was materials which was up nearly 1%. Most of this trading day was spent focused on Apple’s presentation of the iPhone 8/X.
Crude oil increased 0.4% at $48.24.
Gold was relatively flat at $1,335.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) which traded down about 3.5% at $189.07. The stock’s 52-week range is $114.85 to $198.98. Volume was 2.5 million versus the daily average of 1.4 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which rose over 6% to $5.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $5.00 to $14.98. Volume was over 22 million compared to its average volume of 16.5 million.