Monday's Index Wrap-up
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day on Monday with a gain of 78.41 points, or 0.65%, and closed at 12,097.83. Twenty-four of the Dow's thirty index components posted a gain. The top performers were JP Morgan (JPM) (+3.65%), Bank of America (BAC) (+2.66%), DuPont (DD) (+2.04%), and Microsoft (MSFT) (+1.90%). The weakest performers were Merck (MRK) (-0.62%) and McDonalds (MCD) (-0.37%).
The S&P 500 ($SPX) finished the session with a gain of 12.80 points, or 1.03%, and closed at 1,257.08. The strongest sectors on Monday included financials, oil and gas equipment and services, and metals and mining stocks. The strongest individual percentage performers in the index were Tenet Healthcare (THC) (+12.44%), Gannett Inc. (GCI) (+10.24%), Morgan Stanley (MS) (+6.77%), and Titanium Metals Corp. (TIE) (+6.71%). The weakest were Washington Post (WPO) (-4.46%) and Newfield Expl. (NFX) (-3.44%).
The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session higher by 28.83 points, or 1.1%, on Monday and it closed at 2,655.76. The top index components in the Nasdaq-100 ($NDX) were Illumina Inc. (ILMN) (+5.98%), Netflix (NFLX) (+5.65%), and Staples (SPLS) (+5.58%). The weakest were Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) (-2.81%) and Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) (-2.69%).
S&P 500 (Figure 2)