September 25, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,915.66. The DJIA closed down 0.3% at 26,496.06. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.2% at 8,007.47.
Tuesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500 and the Dow started out on a positive note but flipped the script halfway through the day. Crude oil made another small positive move and pushed even higher above $70. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were energy and consumer discretionary up 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples down 1.3% and 0.5%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 0.3% at $72.29.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,205.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) which fell about 8% to $21.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.16 to $24.20. Volume was about 27.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.5 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) which traded up about 5% at $441.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $159.77 to $450.93. Volume was about 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 0.6 million.