June 26, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,722.96. The DJIA closed up 0.1% at 24,281.07. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% at 7,561.63.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets with each of the major exchanges recovering, if only slightly, from Monday. Crude oil was pushed much higher in the session, retreating over $70. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and consumer discretionary, up 1.2% and 0.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and consumer staples, down 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 3.4% at $70.39.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.7% at $1,260.40.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) which fell about 7% to $66.73. The stock’s 52-week range is $60.23 to $140.11. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.7 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded up about 8% at $13.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.61 to $27.59. Volume was 211 million compared to the daily average volume of 68 million.