October 12, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.18% at 2,550.67. The DJIA closed down 0.14% at 22,840.11. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.18% at 6,591.51.
Thursday was a down day for all the major U.S. exchanges. Crude backed off after an incredible start to the week. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle, although the negatives definitely outweighed the positives. The best performing sectors were real estate, utilities, and industrials which were up 0.80%, 0.53%, and 0.54%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financial and consumer discretionary, down 0.74% and 0.66%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 1.3% at $50.63.
Gold was up 0.5% at $1,295.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) which traded down over 6% at $35.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $35.10 to $43.03. Volume was nearly 117 million versus the daily average of 24.3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) which rose nearly 4% to $19.40. The stock’s 52-week range is $14.69 to $20.21. Volume was 16.3 million compared to its average volume of 6.1 million.