June 5, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,749.01. The DJIA closed flat at 24,802.46. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% at 7,637.86.
Tuesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq continued its streak and is closing at another record high. Crude oil stopped the bleeding somewhat with a slight gain after solidifying its spot at $65. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were materials and consumer discretionary up 0.8% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities down 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.9% at $65.33.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.3% at $1,301.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) which traded down about 6% at $58.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $35.33 to $81.72. Volume was 7.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.6 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) which rose 7.6% to $39.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $17.41 to $40.28. Volume was 24.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.8 million.