November 13, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,584.87. The DJIA closed flat at 23,439.97. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat as well at 6,757.60.
Monday was a flat day for the broad U.S. markets. Although the major exchanges started out the day negative, they ended on a slightly positive note. Crude oil took a cue from these and was flat on the day as well. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive with a few exceptions. The best performing sectors were utilities, consumer staples, and materials, up 1.2%, 0.6%, and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and industrials down 0.6% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was relatively flat at $56.71.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,278.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded down over 7% at $19.02. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.75 to $32.38. Volume was 260 million versus the daily average of 59 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which rose over 8% to $24.04. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.83 to $27.10. Volume was about 32 million compared to its average volume of 6.7 million.