February 11, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,709.70. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 25,051.75. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 7,307.90.
Monday was a flat day for the broad U.S. markets. For the most part earnings season is almost over, and markets seem to have drifted only a little higher after a solid post-December rally. This week we are going to see a few of the earnings stragglers. Crude oil was down slightly for the day. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were industrials and energy up 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were health care and utitlies down 0.1% each.
Crude oil was last seen down 0.6% at $52.39.
Gold was last seen trading 0.5% at $1,312.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) which traded down over 7% at $40.11. The stock’s 52-week range is $39.85 to $84.68. Volume was 44.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 11.4 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose by over 5% to $15.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $7.97 to $32.17. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.