November 14, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.2% at 2,578.89. The DJIA closed down 0.15% at 23,405.44. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 6,736.77.
Tuesday was a down day for all the major U.S. exchanges. Crude oil responded in kind and was down on the day as well. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative with a few exceptions. The best performing sectors were utilities and consumer, up 1.2% and 0.3%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and materials down 1.7% and 1.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 1.9% at $55.66.
Gold was up 0.2% at $1,281.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which traded down over 7% at $6.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.26 to $57.30. Volume was 4.4 million versus the daily average of 3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose over 16% to $95.55. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.81 to $177.83. Volume was about 10 million compared to its average volume of 2.3 million.