January 25, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,663.55. The DJIA closed up 0.7% at 24,728.96. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 1.3% at 7,164.86.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although this week had its ups and downs, it ended on a positive note. Crude oil made another decent gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were materials and technology up 2.0% and 1.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples, down 1.4%, and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 1.0% at $53.66.
Gold was last seen trading up 1.5% at $1,298.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) which traded down about 19% at $94.56. The stock’s 52-week range is $87.67 to $118.50. Volume was roughly 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 927,000.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) which rose by about 7% to $43.04. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.83 to $106.96. Volume was 36.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 7 million.