June 20, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,767.37. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 24,658.21. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% at 7,781.51.
Wednesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets, but ultimately ended positive. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq recovered slightly from their losses earlier this week, but not so much for the Dow. Crude oil recovered as well and is just below $66. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were real estate and energy, up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and materials, down 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.3% at $65.91.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.6% at $1,271.30.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) which fell about 9% to $52.22. The stock’s 52-week range is $51.58 to $61.94. Volume was 60 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.1 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) which traded up over 7% at $48.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $24.81 to $48.51. Volume was 65 million compared to the daily average volume of 10.9 million.