June 14, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,782.82. The DJIA closed flat at 25,181.35. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.9% at 7,761.04.
Thursday was a relatively positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Again, the Nasdaq hit an all-time high in the session reaching closer to 7,800. The S&P 500 is still holding just below the 2,800 mark. Crude oil made some progress on Thursday moving closer to $67. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were utilities and consumer discretionary, up 1.2% and 1.0%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and industrials, down 0.8% and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up about 0.5% at $66.96.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.4% at $1,306.80.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) which traded down about 5% at $39.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $29.39 to $47.82. Volume was over 13 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.3 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) which rose about 5% to $113.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $101.20 to $135.65. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.