July 17, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,809.74. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 25,121.86. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.6% at 7,855.12.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, after having an inauspicious start to the day. Crude oil more or less traded sideways for the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were materials and consumer staples up 1.5% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and energy down 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading flat at $68.11.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.9% at $1,228.20.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) which fell about 9% to $70.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $65.32 to $83.64. Volume was about 11 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 was Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) which traded up 3.6% at $129.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $118.62 to $148.32. Volume was about nearly 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.6 million.
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