September 18, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.5% at 2,904.37. The DJIA closed up 0.7% at 26,247.63. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% at 7,956.11.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets with the S&P 500 within points of its all-time high. Crude oil made a solid recovery in the session as well. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were industrials and consumer discretionary up 0.9% and 1.3%. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and real estate down 0.4% and 0.7%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 1.3% at $69.83.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.3% at $1,202.10.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) which fell more than 7% to $44.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $41.01 to $60.69. Volume was 15.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.6 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) which traded up about 6% at $38.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.57 to $58.73. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.