June 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,434.66. The DJIA closed flat as well at 21,398.04. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 6,236.69.
Thursday was a relatively flat day for the markets. The only outstanding sector in the S&P 500 was healthcare which was positive across the board. This was the result of Republicans releasing their new healthcare bill in the Senate. Crude oil actually managed a positive day this week and oil & gas stocks responded in kind, but a few were still holding back the group. The rest of the index was more or less flat.
Crude oil turned itself around for once and was up about 0.6% at $42.78.
Gold was last seen up 0.4% at $1,250.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN) which traded down nearly 4% at $122.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $108.66 to $128.47. Volume was over 8.3 million versus the daily average of 2.3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) which rose over 9% to $50.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.62 to $51.85. Volume was over 60 million on the day compared to the average of 11.2 million.