June 22, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,754.84. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 24,580.61. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,692.82.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although the Nasdaq was down, both the Dow and S&P 500 recovered handily from Thursday. Crude oil was perhaps the biggest winner in this session, jumping over 5% back up to nearly $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were energy and materials, up 2.2% and 1.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and technology, down 0.3% and 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 5.5% at $69.16.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,271.80.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) which fell over 14% to $141.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $94.47 to $177.70. Volume was about 14 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) which traded up about 13% at $80.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.05 to $81.67. Volume was nearly 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.