July 9, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.9% at 2,784.28. The DJIA closed up 1.3% at 24,777.17. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.9% at 7,756.20.
Monday was a solid day for the broad U.S. markets, kicking off the week on a very positive note. Crude oil was fairly volatile on the day, but ultimately ended up positive. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive with a few glaring exceptions. The most positive sectors were financials and industrials, up 2.3% and 1.8%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were utilities and real estate down 3.2% and 1.0%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.3% at $74.05.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.3% at $1,259.30.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) which fell about 5% to $28.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.30 to $39.90. Volume was 8.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DPLH) which traded up about 5% at $45.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.00 to $104.09. Volume was about 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 0.75 million.