April 17, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.1% at 2,706.33. The DJIA closed up 0.9% at 24,786.25. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.7% at 7,281.10.
Tuesday was second consecutive positive day for the broad U.S. markets. All three major indices notched a gain of about 1% or more. Although the averages performed well in the session, crude oil was relatively muted. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were technology and real estate up 1.9% and 1.4%, respectively. The “worst” performing sectors were financials and consumer staples which were down 0.1% and up 0.2%, respectively.
Crude oil was relatively flat at $66.18.
Gold was also relatively flat at $1,349.80.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) which traded down about 3% at $93.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $64.04 to $102.66. Volume was 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.
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 9% to $336.86. The stock’s 52-week range is $138.66 to $338.62. Volume was over 33.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 12 million.