August 7, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,858.56. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 25,629.20. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.3% at 7,883.66.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, continuing the winning streak for all of the major averages. Crude oil made a solid push in the session but quickly gave back all its gains and ended flat. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and industrials up 0.9% and 0.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and real estate down 0.7% and 0.2%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading flat at $69.08.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,218.00.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Dentsply Sirona Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) which fell about 18% to $39.40. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.83 to $68.98. Volume was about 23 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.6 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) which traded up over 5% at $31.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $19.23 to $32.31. Volume was about 9.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 4 million.