February 25, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,796.11. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 26,092.22. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.4% at 7,554.46.
Monday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. As this week goes on we are looking forward to some more major retailers posting their quarterly results. Crude oil backed off in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were technology and materials up 0.6% and 0.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 0.8%, each.
Crude oil was last seen down 3.3% at $55.39.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.2% at $1,330.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)) which traded down about 3.3% at $24.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.45 to $29.81. Volume was about 3.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) which rose by about 8% to $123.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $94.59 to $124.07. Volume was about 8.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.6 million.