April 2, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,867.25. The DJIA closed down 0.3% at 26,178.18. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.3% at 7,848.69.
Tuesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq was the only major exchange to make a meaningful gain on the day, while the DJIA and S&P 500 more or less traded sideways. Crude oil posted another solid gain in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were real estate and technology up 0.9%, and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and energy down 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 1.7% at $62.65.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,295.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) which traded down about 13% at $55.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $55.00 to $86.31. Volume was about 35.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 5.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) which rose by about 6% to $55.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $45.08 to $61.32. Volume was 14.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 8.1 million.