January 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,839.28. The DJIA closed relatively flat at 26,210.81. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% at 7,460.29.
Tuesday was a relatively positive day for the U.S. markets in general. Once again, all three major averages hit new highs again in this session. While the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq easily cruised higher on the day, the DJIA switched between positive and negative a few times during the day, ultimately ending flat. Crude oil continued to make progress and posted another positive day. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The best performing sectors were real estate and utilities up 1.5% and 1.0%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were health care and consumer staples, down 0.5%, and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 1.8% at $64.72.
Gold was up 0.6% at $1,339.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) which rose over 10% to $250.98. The stock’s 52-week range is $137.03 to $257.71. Volume was about 27.5 million compared to its average volume of 6.3 million.