November 21, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.66% at 2,599.23. The DJIA closed up 0.69% at 23,591.38. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.06% at 6,862.48.
Tuesday was a very strong day for the major U.S. exchanges, with each major index hitting a new all-time high in the session. Crude oil was positive on the day. The S&P 500 sectors were all showing green arrows for the day. The best performing sectors were technology and health care, up 1% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and financials, up 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 1.0% at $56.96.
Gold was positive 0.3% at $1,279.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 30% at $53.20. The stock’s 52-week range is $46.09 to $101.46. Volume was over 18 million versus the daily average of 1.8 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) which rose about 9% to $64.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $49.31 to $65.29. Volume was 1.8 million compared to its average volume of less than 1 million.