October 5, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.6% at 2,552.10. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 22,775.80. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% at 6,585.36.
Thursday was another strong day for the U.S. markets with all major exchanges hitting record all-time highs. Crude oil finally fought back and pushed back over $50, but it still could close out the week with a loss. Practically all of the S&P 500 sectors were positive, with the exception of utilities which was down marginally 0.1%. The top performing sectors were finance and technology, up 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 1.5% at $50.72.
Gold was down 0.4% at $1,271.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) which traded down 4.4% at $140.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $96.93 to $147.17. Volume was 13.1 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) which rose 5.4% to $194.39. The stock’s 52-week range is $97.63 to $194.33. Volume was 19.3 million compared to its average volume of 6.9 million.