July 6, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,759.68. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,451.23. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.3% at 7,688.39.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, closing out an ultimately positive but shortened week. Crude oil bounced back on the day. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were technology, health care, and consumer discretionary, up 1.3%, 1.6%, and 0.9%, respectively. The “worst” performing sector was real estate up 0.4%.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.2% at $73.81.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.2% at $1,256.30.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) which fell about 2% to $100.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $91.12 to $138.54. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded up about 19% at $355.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $249.17 to $370.57. Volume was over 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.6 million.