October 31, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.1% at 2,711.59. The DJIA closed up 1.0% at 25,117.22. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 2.0% at 7,305.90.
Wednesday was a solid day for the broad U.S. markets. Despite Halloween falling on today, the markets were not scared and pushed higher for a solid gain on the week thus far. Crude oil dropped yet again in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were technology and financial up 2.6% and 1.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities down 1.3% and 1.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 1.6% at $65.10.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.8% at $1,215.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) which fell by about 9% to $65.44. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.40 to $74.98. Volume was nearly 8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) which traded up about 10% at $63.96. The stock’s 52-week range is $55.52 to $85.86. Volume was 5.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 2 million.