July 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,806.97. The DJIA closed flat at 25,045.15. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.3% at 7,841.87.
Monday was a relatively positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil backed off in the session putting it even further below $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were technology and financials up 0.5% and 1.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were industrials and utilities each down 0.6%.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 0.6% at $67.82.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.5% at $1,224.70.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) which fell about 8% to $41.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.18 to $57.86. Volume was about 29.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.7 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) which traded up 13% at $106.04. The stock’s 52-week range is $79.00 to $111.59. Volume was 9.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 a million.