December 4, 2017: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,639.28. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 24,289.84. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 1.1% at 6,775.37.
Monday was a somewhat mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Dow and S&P 500 both hit new highs over the course of the day, but each slid as the day went on. The Dow is still holding above a record 24,000. Crude oil pushed lower in Monday’s session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were financials, consumer discretionary, and materials up 1.5%, 1.2%, and 1.0%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were technology, real estate, and health care down 1.6%, 1.3%, and 1.2%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 1.6% at $57.41.
Gold was down 0.3% at $1,275.10.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) which traded down over 6% at $369.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $203.57 to $405.05. Volume was 1.9 million versus the daily average of about half a million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which rose about 8% to $9.20. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.08 to $57.30. Volume was 5 million compared to its average volume of 3.3 million.