July 13, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,447.94 The DJIA closed up 0.1% at 21,555.35. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.2% at 6,274.44.
Thursday was a fairly mixed day in the U.S. broad markets. Crude oil continued to push higher again posting a gain of over 1%, although it didn’t have a huge impact on oil & gas stocks with only a few posting marginal gains and some actually losing. Financial stocks were the only real winners across the board, and this comes after Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s dovish position that she articulated in front of the House and Senate Banking Committees. Retailers saw some solid gains on Thursday as well. Otherwise, the rest of the S&P 500 was fairly mixed.
Crude oil continued its run, up over 1% at $46.01.
Gold backed off a little, down 0.2% at $1,217.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) which traded down over 3% at $38.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $28.30 to $50.96. Volume was nearly 11 million versus the daily average of 4.9 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) which rose over 5% to $22.20. The stock’s 52-week range is $9.84 to $23.36. Volume was over 35 million compared to its average volume of 5.8 million.