June 18, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.2% at 2,773.87. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 24,988.37. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 7,747.02.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq took another day off from hitting more all-time highs. Crude oil recovered slightly in Friday’s session and is back just above $65. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were energy and utilities, up 1.1% and 0.2%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and health care, down 1.5% and 1.0%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.1% at $65.78.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.2% at $1,281.10.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down over 5% at $288.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $249.17 to $370.57. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) which rose about 6% to $90.09. The stock’s 52-week range is $82.45 to $130.16. Volume was 2.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.