September 12, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,888.84. The DJIA closed flat at 25,997.84. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 7,954.23.
Wednesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil made a big move in the session and reached back above $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were consumer staples and energy up 1.2% and 0.7%. The worst performing sectors were financials and technology down 0.8%, and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.4% at $70.20.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.8% at $1,211.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) which fell about 4% to $41.83. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.02 to $64.66. Volume was about 66.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 37.4 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) which traded up nearly 8% at $30.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $15.99 to $31.06. Volume was 8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4 million.