March 4, 2019: The S&P 500 closed down 0.4% at 2,792.97. The DJIA closed down 0.8% at 25,822.29. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.2% at 7,577.57.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones pulled back from their best levels of 2019 in this session, but there is still a lot of the week left. Crude oil clawed forward in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were real estate and materials up 0.4% each. The worst performing sectors were health care and financial, down 1.5% and 0.8%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 1.3% at $56.51.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.9% at $1,288.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) which traded down over 6% at $12.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $11.66 to $24.20. Volume was about 42 million compared to the daily average volume of 16.6 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) which rose by about 4% to $33.47. The stock’s 52-week range is $23.22 to $41.90. Volume was 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.5 million.