September 28, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,510.06. The DJIA closed up 0.18% at 22,381.16. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 6,453.45.
Thursday was a relatively mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. Although all the major averages started off negative a couple actually turned a gain on the day. Crude oil gave some back today and at this rate could still post a gain for the week. The best performing sector in the S&P 500 was real estate, up 0.7%, followed by materials, up 0.6%. The two worst performing sectors were industrials and consumer discretionary, both barely negative on the day.
Crude oil was down about 1% at $51.55.
Gold remained relatively flat at $1,289.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) which traded down about 3.5% at $80.91. The stock’s 52-week range is $63.76 to $86.27. Volume was 17.6 million versus the daily average of 9.2 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was McCormick & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MKC) which rose 5.3% to $101.55. The stock’s 52-week range is $88.64 to $106.50. Volume was 2.6 million compared to its average volume of 1.1 million.