October 10, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.24% at 2,550.74. The DJIA closed up 0.31% at 22,831.23. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.11% at 6,587.25.
Tuesday was a positive day for the U.S. exchanges with all three major indices hitting a new intraday high. Crude made a solid jump on the day pushing back from its loss last week. The S&P 500 sectors were practically all positive or flat with one exceptions. The best performing sectors were consumer staples and utilities which were up 0.88% and 0.99%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary, down 0.11%.
Crude oil was up 2.7% at $50.91.
Gold was up 0.5% at $1,291.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 7% at $42.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.14 to $69.00. Volume was over 14 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which rose 4.5% to $84.14. The stock’s 52-week range is $65.28 to $84.88. Volume was 34.8 million compared to its average volume of 8.2 million.