May 14, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,730.40. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 24,902.65. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 7,411.32.
Monday was a slightly positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil started the week out with a gain as it continues to stabilize above the $70 price level. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and health care up 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities down 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively.
Crude oil was up 0.6% at $71.10.
Gold was down 0.5% at $1,314.20.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) which traded down over 4% at $14.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.21 to $23.12. Volume was 2.9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5.8 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) which rose about 9.5% to $21.40. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.85 to $34.20. Volume was 53 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 7 million.