September 4, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.2% at 2,896.72. The DJIA closed flat at 25,948.16. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 8,091.25.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, again with relatively low volume coming off a long holiday weekend. Crude oil backed off a little in the session to just below $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were utilities and financials up 0.4% each. The worst performing sectors were real estate and health care down 1.0% and 0.8%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 0.8% at $69.25.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.8% at $1,197.69.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) which fell about 7% to $49.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.89 to $62.70. Volume was about 10 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 3 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) which traded up about 5% at $273.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $187.96 to $274.95. Volume was about 2 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.