November 7, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.05% at 2,589.89. The DJIA closed up 0.03% at 23,554.41. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.27% at 6,767.78.
Tuesday was a relatively flat day for the broad U.S. markets with all of the major exchanges starting out strong but slowly fading over the course of the day. Crude oil gave back a little after a strong start to the week. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive with a few notable exceptions. The best performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples, up 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and consumer discretionary, down 1.4%, and 0.6%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 0.2% at $57.22.
Gold was down 0.3% at $1,277.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was TripAdvisory, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) which traded down about 23% at $30.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.21 to $65.56. Volume was roughly 29 million versus the daily average 3.1 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which rose about 17% to $22.21. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.83 to $27.10. Volume was about 51 million compared to its average volume of 5.7 million.