March 26 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 2.7% at 2,658.59. The DJIA closed up 2.9% at 24,203.50. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 3.3% at 7,220.54.
Monday was an incredible day for the broad U.S. markets, with the Dow posting one of its top 3 performances, in terms of points, in the history of the average. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq had exceptional days as well, with the Nasdaq closing up over 3%. The S&P 500 sectors were all positive. The most positive sectors were technology, financials, and consumer discretionary up 3.9%, 3.4%, and 3.0%. The “worst” performing sector was utilities up only 1.1%.
Crude oil was down 0.6% at $65.51.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,353.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) which traded down about 2% at $95.21. The stock’s 52-week range is $63.12 to $125.86. Volume was nearly 14 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.8 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) which rose about 7.5% to $93.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $64.35 to $97.24. Volume was about 55 million compared to the daily average volume of 31.0 million.