January 10, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,596.46. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 23,998.39. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.4% at 6,986.07.
Thursday was another positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although each of the major exchanges started out the day on a negative note, they managed to push higher throughout the day making this the fifth consecutive positive trading session. Crude oil made a slight gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely positive. The most positive sectors were real estate and industrials up 1.6% and 1.4%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary which was down 0.3%.
Crude oil was last seen up 0.5% at $52.61.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.3% at $1,287.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) which traded down about 18% at $26.11. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.47 to $41.99. Volume was roughly 40 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.3 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which rose by over 5% to $8.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.66 to $19.39. Volume was 100 million compared to the daily average volume of 136 million.