September 20, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,930.95. The DJIA closed up 1.0% at 26,659.32. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.0% at 8,028.23.
Thursday was a very positive day for the broad U.S. markets with the S&P 500 and the Dow each hitting new all-time highs. Crude oil retreated slightly in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were consumer staples, technology and materials up 1.2%, 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively. The worst performing sector was energy which was flat.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 0.5% at $70.77.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.4% at $1,212.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) which fell about 7% to $133.58. The stock’s 52-week range is $104.51 to $177.70. Volume was 9.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.2 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UAA) which traded up about 6% at $19.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $11.40 to $24.69. Volume was about 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.2 million.