January 22, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,832.98. The DJIA closed up 0.55% at 26,214.59. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.0% at 7,408.03.
Monday was a positive day for the U.S. markets after they all originally opened flat. All three major averages hit new highs again in this session. Crude oil took started off the week on a positive note. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The best performing sectors were energy and consumer discretionary up 2.1% and 1.0%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were materials and industrials, down 0.4%, and less than 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.5% at $63.66.
Gold was relatively flat at $1,333.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) which traded down roughly 4% at $330.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $263.00 to $499.00. Volume was 1.4 million, compared with the daily average of 1.3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) which rose about 11% to $32.55. The stock’s 52-week range is $27.93 to $35.22. Volume was 28.7 million compared to its average volume of 4.2 million.