June 12, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,786.83. The DJIA closed flat at 25,320.49. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.6% at 7,703.79.
Tuesday was a relatively flat day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high in the session just above 7,700 and the S&P 500 is holding just below the 2,800 mark. Crude oil more or less traded sideways. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle. The most positive sectors were utilities and real estate, up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and finance, down 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading flat at $66.25.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.3% at $1,299.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down about 4% at $42.73. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.60 to $51.21. Volume was over 6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.5 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) which rose about 5% to $7.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.08 to $21.00. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.