April 5, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.5% at 2,892.69. The Dow closed flat at 26,423.09. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.6% at 7,938.69.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq led the charge for the day while the Dow was only marginally positive. Crude oil pushed even higher in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were energy and utilities up 1.6%, and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were materials and financials each down 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen up 2.0% at $63.32.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,287.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which traded down over 5% at $13.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.98 to $32.17. Volume was about 1.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which rose by over 6% to $35.55. The stock’s 52-week range is $24.56 to $50.03. Volume was 4.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.