November 2, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,579.82. The DJIA closed up 0.34% at 23,515.67. Separately, the Nasdaq was relatively flat at 6,714.94.
Thursday was a relatively positive day for the markets with the Dow posting a gain, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq stayed flat. Crude oil again started out negative but came on strong as the day went on. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were financials and real estate, up 0.94% and 0.89%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer discretionary and materials, down 0.75%, and 0.71%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.9% at $54.77.
Gold was relatively flat at $1,276.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) which traded down about 27% at $29.97. The stock’s 52-week range is $29.70 to $55.08. Volume was roughly 47 million versus the daily average roughly 5 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which rose over 8% to $47.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $35.00 to $75.50. Volume was about 9 million compared to its average volume of 4.7 million.