November 28, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 2.3% at 2,743.89. The DJIA closed up 2.5% at 25,367.49. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 3.0% at 7,291.59.
Wednesday was a very positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Each of the major averages notched a gain of at least 2% in the session. Crude oil took another hit today and is trading near $50. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely positive. The most positive sectors were technology and consumer discretionary up 3.4%, and 2.9%, respectively. The worst performing sector was utilities down 0.1%.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 2.5% at $50.25.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.7% at $1,221.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which traded down about 12% at $92.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $90.55 to $141.64. Volume was 10.1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) which rose by about 10% to $140.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $98.68 to $161.19. Volume was about 23.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.5 million.