October 30, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.6% at 2,682.62. The DJIA closed up 1.8% at 24,874.18. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 1.6% at 7,161.65.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although there were ups and downs in the session, the day ultimately ended on a positive note. Crude oil dropped again in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were energy and materials up 2.5% and 2.3%, respectively. The “worst” performing sector was utilities which was up only 0.3%.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 1.3% at $66.17.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.2% at $1,224.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which fell by about 9% to $10.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $9.87 to $20.75. Volume was over 335 million compared to the daily average volume of 74 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 28% at $23.24. The stock’s 52-week range is $11.40 to $24.69. Volume was about 31.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.