September 14, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,905.04. The DJIA also closed flat at 26,154.40. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 8,010.04.
Friday was a flat day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil made a small recovery back towards $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were financials and energy up 0.7% and 0.6%. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities down 1.0%, and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.6% at $68.97.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.8% at $1,199.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) which fell nearly 12% to $24.80. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.44 to $28.11. Volume was about 33 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.5 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) which traded up about 10% at $19.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $16.22 to $25.90. Volume was nearly 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.