November 13, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.2% at 2,722.07. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 25,287.37. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 7,200.88.
Tuesday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil was absolutely crushed in the session, now holding near $55. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were financials and industrials up 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and health care down 2.3% and 0.7%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 8% at $55.12.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.2% at $1,201.50.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) which fell by about 6% to $12.87. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.85 to $21.92. Volume was nearly 4 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 Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which traded up about 10% at $184.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $88.24 to $185.50. Volume was about 3.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.