November 30, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,647.55. The DJIA closed up 1.4% at 24,272.56. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% at 6,873.97.
Thursday was an absolutely incredible day for broad U.S. markets. The Dow again cruised to new highs closing above the 24,000 mark for the first time ever and the S&P 500 hit a new all-time high as well. Crude oil started out positive but faded over the course of the day. The S&P 500 sectors were practically all positive in the session. The best performing sectors were consumer staples, industrials, and energy, up 0.9%, 1.6% and 1.5%, respectively. The worst performing sector was real estate up only 0.1%.
Crude oil was relatively flat at $57.28.
Gold was down 0.7% at $1,277.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) which traded down about 6% at $27.76. The stock’s 52-week range is $23.87 to $30.96. Volume was 32 million versus the daily average of 5.7 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which rose about 7% to $56.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $35.00 to $75.50. Volume was 10.3 million compared to its average volume of 4.3 million.