November 26, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.6% at 2,673.48. The DJIA closed up 1.5% at 24,639.93. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 2.1% at 7,081.85.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Each of the major averages tacked on at least 1.5% in the session. Crude oil made a rebound on Monday but still trades below $55. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were technology, financials, and consumer discretionary up 2.2%, 2.2%, and 2.3%, respectively. The “worst” performing sector was consumer staples up only 0.1%.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 2.2% at $51.54.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,222.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) which traded down about 3% at $39.23. The stock’s 52-week range is $32.63 to $51.07. Volume was 5.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) which rose by about 8% to $23.50. The stock’s 52-week range is $15.12 to $32.58. Volume was 17.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.1 million.