March 26, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.7% at 2,818.45. The DJIA closed up 0.6% at 25,658.07. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.7% at 7,691.52.
Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500 and DJIA started out very positive, but ultimately shifted lower as the day went on, although there was a last minute push higher at the close. Crude oil pushed higher in the session closing in on $60. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were energy, financials, and consumer staples up 1.2%, 0.8%, and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sector was consumer discretionary up only 0.1%.
Crude oil was last seen up 1.9% at $59.96.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.5% at $1,315.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) which traded down about 9% at $286.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $274.02 to $459.75. Volume was about 2 million compared to the daily average volume of about half a million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which rose by about 8% to $28.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $23.31 to $34.44. Volume was 14.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.6 million.