September 18, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.15% at 2,504.05. The DJIA closed up 0.29% at 22,333.69. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 6,454.64.
Monday was a positive day for the U.S. broad markets with all three major averages touching new all-time highs in the session. Crude oil was flat on the day but overall Oil & Gas stocks responded positively. The best performing S&P 500 sector was finance, just up a little over 1% mainly due to major money center banks. Materials and industrials were the next best performing sectors, both coming in around 0.6%. Utilities was the worst performing sector on the day, down over 1%.
Crude oil was relatively flat on the day at $49.92.
Gold was down 1% at $1,311.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) which traded down 6% at $14.89. The stock’s 52-week range is $14.83 to $33.23. Volume was over 12.5 million versus the daily average of 6.8 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) which rose 6.8% to $35.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.00 to $37.17. Volume was nearly 10 million compared to its average volume of 4.2 million.