March 13, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.7% at 2,810.95. The DJIA closed up 0.6% at 25,702.95. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 7,643.41.
Wednesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. All three of the major exchanges continued to climb this week, after an incredible start on Monday and a so-so day Tuesday. Crude oil made a solid gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were health care, energy, and industrials up 1.1%, 1.0% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sector was utilities up only 0.1%.
Crude oil was last seen up 2.7% at $58.39.
Gold was last seen trading up 1.0% at $1,311.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) which traded down about 5% at $26.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $20.60 to $34.89. Volume was about 7 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.9 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) which rose by about 7% to $95.97. The stock’s 52-week range is $84.41 to $139.91. Volume was 7.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.0 million.