September 21, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,928.92. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 26,722.88. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.5% at 7,986.96.
Friday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500 and the Dow each hitting new intraday all-time highs. Crude oil made a small gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and utilities up 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer discretionary and technology down 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.7% at $70.83.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.7% at $1,202.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) which fell about 6% to $52.76. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.71 to $67.08. Volume was about 7 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 Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) which traded up about 5% at $19.30. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.00 to $21.92. Volume was about 3.1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.