September 12, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively up 0.07% at 2,498.26. The DJIA closed up 0.17% at 22,156.18. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.09% at 6,460.19.
Although the U.S. broad markets ended the day relatively flat, the S&P 500 touched a new all-time high even if just briefly. Also the DJIA and Nasdaq are also within points of their respective all-time highs as well. However, all of these major averages closed at record highs. Crude oil was very positive on the day and helped make the energy sector of the S&P 500, the best performing sector on Wednesday. Separately real estate and healthcare were more or less tied for the worst performing sectors in the index.
Crude oil jumped 2.3% at $49.36.
Gold was down 0.5% at $1,326.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) which traded down over 14% at $98.99. The stock’s 52-week range is $100.12 to $147.02. Volume was over 17 million versus the daily average of 900,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) which rose about 6% to $47.73. The stock’s 52-week range is $39.53 to $62.82. Volume was 9.4 million compared to its average volume of 1.9 million.