October 30, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.32% at 2,572.79. The DJIA closed down 0.36% at 23,349.15. Separately, the Nasdaq was slightly down, 0.03% at 6,698.96.
Monday was a relatively negative day for the markets with all of the major U.S. exchanges pulling back. Crude oil started out flat but came on strong in the afternoon. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were real estate and energy, up 0.65% and 0.49%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were healthcare, consumer staples, and industrials, down 1.1%, 0.85%, and 0.69%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.5% at $54.14.
Gold was also up about 0.5% at $1,277.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded down about 6% at $54.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $54.41 to $66.80. Volume was about 37 million versus the daily average roughly 8 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) which rose over 11% to $15.58. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.71 to $32.48. Volume was nearly 37 million compared to its average volume of 9.3 million.