September 25, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.22% at 2,496.62. The DJIA closed down 0.24% at 22,296.44. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.86% at 6,371.59.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets with the Nasdaq seeing one of its worst days on the year. Despite markets being down crude oil rocketed up and brought up the energy sector with it, making energy far and away the best performing sector in the S&P 500, up 1.6%. The next best performing sector was utilities which was up about 0.9%. The worst performing sector was technology down 1.2%, mainly dragged down by Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft.
Crude oil was up about 3% at $52.16.
Gold was up over 1% at $1,312.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) which traded down nearly 9% at $46.87. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.56 to $53.00. Volume was over 5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO) which rose about 9% to $14.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $10.06 to $22.65. Volume was over 4 million compared to its average volume of 2.8 million.