September 26, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,497.08. The DJIA closed relatively flat at 22,288.42. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.15% at 6,380.16.
Tuesday was a relatively flat day for the broad markets, and although this isn’t necessarily good or bad, the markets are solidifying their position near these all-time highs. Crude oil gave a little back after an explosive start to the week. The best performing sector in the S&P 500 was technology, which was up about 0.3%. The worst performing sector was materials which was down 0.4%.
Crude oil was down about 0.5% at $51.94.
Gold was down over 1% at $1,297.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) which traded down over 6% at $77.80. The stock’s 52-week range is $60.16 to $95.22. Volume was nearly 6 million versus the daily average of 1.8 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) which rose about 4% to $110.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $68.54 to $113.73. Volume was about 6 million compared to its average volume of 1.4 million.