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.