February 5, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.5% at 2,737.52. The DJIA closed up 0.7% at 25,409.63. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 7,402.08.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although the Super Bowl was a bit of a dud, the markets have been relatively hot of recent. There is a solid rally underway, and this could keep pushing higher as more companies are reporting this week. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were consumer discretionary and technology up 0.9% and 0.8%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financial and energy, down 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen down 1.5% at $53.77.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,318.90.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) which traded down over 7% at $60.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $44.87 to $69.49. Volume was 7.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.0 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was The Esteé Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) which rose by nearly 12% to $152.02. The stock’s 52-week range is $121.47 to $158.80. Volume was about 10 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.
Sponsored: Tips for Investing
A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.
Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.