Source: ThinkstockDecember 12, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,664.15. The DJIA closed up 0.5% at 24,505.36. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 6,862.32.
Tuesday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. The Dow and S&P 500 again hit intraday highs, while the Nasdaq lagged. Crude oil gave back all its gains from Monday and then some. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive on the day with one very large exception. The best performing sectors were financials and real estate up 1% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were utilities and energy down 1.7% and 0.3%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 1.3% at $57.22.
Gold was down 0.1% at $1,242.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM) which traded down over 7% at $37.80. The stocks 52-week range is $31.39 to $41.53. Volume was 8.3 million versus the daily average of 1.2 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) which rose about 5% to $66.46. The stocks 52-week range is $52.12 to $73.34. Volume was 4 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.