February 11, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,709.70. The DJIA closed down 0.2% at 25,051.75. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 7,307.90.
Monday was a flat day for the broad U.S. markets. For the most part earnings season is almost over, and markets seem to have drifted only a little higher after a solid post-December rally. This week we are going to see a few of the earnings stragglers. Crude oil was down slightly for the day. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were industrials and energy up 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were health care and utitlies down 0.1% each.