October 3, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,534.59. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 22,641.47. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.2% at 6,531.71.
Tuesday was another positive day for the U.S. markets with all of the major averages hitting record all-time highs in the session. Crude oil continued to back off and looking like it might not post a weekly gain for the first time in about a month, although it is only Tuesday. Practically all of the sectors in the S&P 500 were flat or posted a gain on the day with the exception of utilities which was down about 0.3%. Materials, industrials, and consumer staples were all virtually tied for the best performing sectors each up about 0.4%.
Crude oil was down 0.5% at $50.34.
Gold was relatively flat at $1,274.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) which traded down about 5% at $117.82. The stock’s 52-week range is $114.45 to $149.50. Volume was 1.4 million versus the daily average of 759,000 shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) which rose 6.6% to $51.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.91 to $55.75. Volume was 15.6 million compared to its average volume of 7.8 million.