October 24, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.16% at 2,569.16. The DJIA closed up 0.72% at 23,441.83. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.18% at 6,598.43.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, with a particular emphasis on the DJIA. The Dow saw a few of its largest components report earnings Tuesday morning, and these companies absolutely crushed expectations. Crude oil had some hiccups over the course of the day, but ultimately ended the day on a positive note. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive with a few very negative sectors. The best performing sectors were financials, industrials, and materials up 0.71%, 0.57%, and 0.55%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were health care and real estate, down 0.67% and about 0.63%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 1% at $52.45.
Gold was down 0.25% at $1,277.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) which traded down 10.6% at $163.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $145.91 to $202.99. Volume was 9.4 million versus the daily average less than 1 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) which rose 6% to $31.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.23 to $32.31. Volume was 22.8 million compared to its average volume of 5.8 million.