July 24, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,470.72. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 21,530.70. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.4% at 6,410.81.
Monday was a relatively mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil posted a solid gain to start out the week, although there was not much of a reaction in oil & gas companies or industrials. The main detractors in the markets were the utilities sector as well as retailers. For the most part the financial sector was positive on the day while tech and health care stocks had largely mixed performances.
Crude oil was last seen up about 1.4% at $46.39.
Gold was relatively flat at $1,255.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) which traded down about 9.4% at $105.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $76.14 to $116.20. Volume was about 5.7 million versus the daily average of 873,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) which rose 3.8% to $30.56. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.90 to $30.76. Volume was 3.8 million compared to its average volume of 2.3 million.