February 21, 2019: The S&P 500 closed down 0.4% at 2,775.04. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 25,853.18. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.4% at 7,459.71.
Thursday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. We are now reaching the point in earnings season where more retailers will be reporting. Crude oil backed off for the first time this week. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were utilities and consumer staples up 0.7% and 0.1%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and health care, down 1.7% and 1.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen down 0.6% at $56.82.
Gold was last seen trading down 1.5% at $1,328.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI) which traded down about 8% at $22.66. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.20 to $34.39. Volume was about 7.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) which rose by about 19% to $21.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.18 to $53.78. Volume was about 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.
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