August 6, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,850.53. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 25,503.13. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.6% at 7,859.68.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, marking a solid start to the week for most of the major averages. Crude oil charged forward in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely positive. The most positive sectors were consumer discretionary, technology and financials up 0.6%, 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sector was real estate down 0.2%.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.1% at $69.24.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.5% at $1,208.10.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) which fell about 14% to $22.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.50 to $51.57. Volume was 34million compared to the daily average volume of 5.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) which traded up over 4% at $185.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $149.02 to $218.62. Volume was about 49 million compared to the daily average volume of 22.7 million.