Only three S&P 500 sectors closed with losses on the day, utilities (-0.1%), consumer staples (-0.2%), and communication services (-0.4%). Health care (+1.8%) and financials (+1.7%) sat atop the leaderboard. Semiconductor stocks were notably strong today with the PHLX Semiconductor Index closing up 1.8%.
Energy (+0.5%) closed near the middle of the pack as oil prices climbed.
WTI crude oil futures rose 1.7% to $83.26/bbl while natural gas rose 1.2% to $7.92/mmbtu.