December 11, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,659.98. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 24,386.10. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.5% at 6,875.08.
Monday was a solid day for the broad U.S. markets. This is a good start to the week for Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq after each one had a couple of rough days last week. Crude oil kicked off the week with a solid gain. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive on the day with a few exceptions. The best performing sectors were technology and energy up 0.83% and 0.77%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and industrials down 0.29% and 0.23%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 1.1% at $57.99.
Gold was down 0.3% at $1,241.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down over 6% at $42.38. The stock’s 52-week range is $41.15 to $74.99. Volume was over 3.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) which rose over 8% to $15.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.16 to $27.61. Volume was over 25 million compared to its average volume of 14.6 million.