April 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,670.22. The DJIA closed down 0.1% at 24,446.02. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,128.60.
Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, a continuation from the overall drop that started on Thursday. At some point in the day all three of the major indices were positive. Crude oil saw another gain, again moving a step closer to reaching $70. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and health care up 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were materials and technology which were down 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.8% at $68.93.
Gold was down 1.0% at $1,325.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) which traded down about 3% at $48.98. The stock’s 52-week range is $26.37 to $63.42. Volume was 43.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 55 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) which rose over 6% to $73.68. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.56 to $93.50. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.9 million.