September 19, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.11% at 2,506.67. The DJIA closed up 0.18% at 22,372.22. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.10% at 6,461.32.
Tuesday was another positive day for the broad U.S. markets with all three major averages hitting new all-time highs in the session. Crude oil was lower on the day and oil & gas stocks had a mixed response. The best performing S&P 500 sector was finance, up nearly 1% mainly due to major money center banks. Materials and tech were the next best performing sectors, both coming in around 0.5%. Real estate was the worst performing sector on the day, down about 1%, although this was closely followed by the healthcare sector.
Crude oil was down 0.7% at $49.56.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,314.50.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) which traded down 8% at $52.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $63.32. Volume was 22.1 million versus the daily average of 4.3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK) which rose about 4% to $24.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $17.87 to $27.34. Volume was more or less 3.0 million compared to its average volume of 1.5 million.