February 22, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.6% at 2,792.65. The DJIA closed up 0.7% at 26,031.30. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.9% at 7,527.54.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Despite seeing some major stocks take a beating in this trading session, the broad markets pulled it out and posted a gain for the day, and ultimately the week. Crude oil inched forward in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were technology and health care up 1.0% and 0.8%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and finance, down 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 0.4% at $57.18.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,330.50.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) which traded down about 27.5% at $34.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.51 to $70.01. Volume was about 134 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.6 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which rose by about 7% to $250.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $162.59 to $251.57. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.