September 14, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.1% at 2,495.74. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 22,204.52. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.5% at 6,429.08.
Overall Thursday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. Although the S&P 500 and DJIA did hit all-time interday highs, only the Dow closed at a new high. Crude oil was again positive on Thursday, and actually briefly breached the $50 price level and most of the energy stocks in the S&P 500 responded positively. The best performing sector in the S&P 500 was utilities, followed by real estate. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary.
Crude oil was up 0.8% at $49.71.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,331.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) which traded down 4.6% at $161.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $146.23 to $186.99. Volume was over 2.2 million versus the daily average of 457,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) which rose 4.2% to $4.11. The stock’s 52-week range is $3.55 to $8.20. Volume was 44.8 million compared to its average volume of 32.7 million.