December 10, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,637.51. The DJIA closed up 0.1% at 24,421.23. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 7.020.52.
Monday was an exciting day for the broad U.S. markets. Each of the major averages fell about 2% in the morning but by the close they were all positive. Crude oil posted a significant loss on the day. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive with a couple big exceptions. The most positive sectors were technology and health care up 1.4% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and financial down 1.6%, and 1.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 3.4% at $50.83.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.3% at $1,249.50.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 5% at $31.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $30.54 to $50.03. Volume was roughly 6 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose by over 6% to $19.64. The stock’s 52-week range is $16.29 to $32.48. Volume was about 11.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.9 million.