December 3, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.1% at 2,790.31. The DJIA closed up 1.1% at 25,825.82. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 1.5% at 7,441.51.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Each of the major averages closed out the day with at least a 1% gain. Crude oil posted a solid gain on the day, pushing back up to $53. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely positive with a couple of exceptions. The most positive sectors were technology and energy each up 2.1%. The worst performing sectors were health care and consumer staples down 0.6% and 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading up 4.2% at $53.09.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.8% at $1,236.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) which traded down about 8% at $28.31. The stock’s 52-week range is $19.03 to $34.89. Volume was 13.9 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.3 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) which rose by about 9% to $119.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $92.50 to $203.63. Volume was about 6 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.1 million.