March 27, 2019: The S&P 500 closed down 0.5% at 2,805.34. The DJIA closed flat at 25,625.86. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.6% at 7,643.38.
Wednesday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. While the S&P 500 and DJIA started out positive, neither would be by the close. This comes after a very promising trading session on Tuesday. Crude oil turned lower in the session as well. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely negative. The most positive sector was industrials up 0.1%. The worst performing sectors were health care and energy down 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen down 0.9% at $59.39.
Gold was last seen trading down 0.5% at $1,308.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) which traded down about 5% at $52.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $49.57 to $74.49. Volume was about 34.6 million compared to the daily average volume of about 3.3 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) which rose by about 5% to $28.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $20.64 to $33.04. Volume was 7.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.8 million.