May 15, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.7% at 2,711.45. The DJIA closed down 0.8% at 24,706.62. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.8% at 7,351.63.
Tuesday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil continued to make a run, even if the gain was only slight as it continues to stabilize above the $70 price level. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely negative. The most “positive” sector was energy down only 0.1%. The worst performing sectors were real estate, health care, and technology down 1.7%, 1.4%, and 1.0%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.4% at $71.21.
Gold was down 2% at $1,291.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) which traded down about 10% at $62.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $55.60 to $75.00. Volume was 14 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.6 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) which rose about 6% to $15.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.21 to $23.12. Volume was 6.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 5.8 million.