October 2, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,923.48. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 26,776.92. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.5% at 7,999.55.
Tuesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Dow seemed to be the only index doing anything positive on the day and it hit another all-time high. Crude oil backed off slightly from its incredible performance on Monday. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were utilities and consumer staples up 1.4% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer discretionary and real estate down 1.2% and 0.2%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 0.2% at $75.13.
Gold was last seen trading up 1.3% at $1,206.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which fell about 5% to $20.20. The stock’s 52-week range is $5.50 to $32.17. Volume was about 1.9 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) which traded up about 3.7% at $48.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.86 to $57.60. Volume was 40 million compared to the daily average volume of 23 million.
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