July 19, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.4% at 2,804.56. The DJIA closed down 0.5% at 25,064.97. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.4% at 7,825.30.
Thursday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, with the Nasdaq pulling back slightly from its all-time highs. Crude oil made a solid gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were real estate and utilities up 1.0% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and healthcare down 1.3% and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.8% at $69.34.
Gold was last seen trading down % at $1,221.60.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) which fell over 9% to $34.33. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.95 to $46.99. Volume was about 49 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.1 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which traded up 5% at $78.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $66.16 to $88.09. Volume was nearly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.