December 7, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,637.01. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 24,211.42. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.5% at 6,812.84.
Thursday was a solid day for the broad U.S. markets. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all recovered from their losses earlier this week, although not entirely. Crude oil made a small comeback after tanking in Wednesday’s session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive on the day with one exception. The best performing sectors were industrials and technology up 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer staples down 1%.
Crude oil was up 1.2% at $56.64.
Gold was down 1.5% at $1,247.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which traded down over 5% at $5.52. The stock’s 52-week range is $4.90 to $12.82. Volume was nearly 28 million versus the daily average of 16 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) which rose over 8% to $68.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.56 to $68.70. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to its average volume of 2.6 million.