June 7, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,770.23. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 25,240.62. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.7% at 7,635.07.
Thursday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq finally took a step back breaking its streak of closing at record highs. Crude oil is back to where it started off the week, close to $66. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and utilities up 1.6% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were technology and materials down 1.0% and 0.6%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.9% at $65.95.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,301.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) which traded down about 6% at $55.23. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.60 to $62.70. Volume was about 8.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.9 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which rose over 5% to $41.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.60 to $51.21. Volume was 4.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.