April 9, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,613.25. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 23,979.86. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.5% at 6,950.34.
Monday was another positive day for the broad U.S. markets. This was yet another push towards recovery and back to even for the three major indices. Crude oil also made a handy recovery as well. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were health care, technology, and financials discretionary up 1.0%, 0.8%, and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sector was industrials which was down 0.3%.
Crude oil was up 2.1% at $63.35.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,339.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) which traded down about 3% at $85.57. The stock’s 52-week range is $70.76 to $108.98. Volume was about 7 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK) which rose about 11.5% to $24.28. The stock’s 52-week range is $21.72 to $28.30. Volume was 6.8 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 2 million.