October 6, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.11% at 2,549.26. The DJIA closed flat at 22,773.36. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.07% at 6,590.18.
Friday was a relatively flat day for the U.S. markets with all major exchanges pulling back, if only marginally, from their record all-time highs. Crude fell again and posted its first weekly loss in about a month. Practically all of the S&P 500 sectors were negative, with the exception of technology, consumer discretionary, and financials which were up 0.17%, 0.12%, and 0.08%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and energy, down 0.96% and 0.87%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 2.8% at $49.36.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,276.80.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) which traded down about 6% at $157.09. The stock’s 52-week range is $142.11 to $183.18. Volume was 18.0 million versus the daily average of 3.5 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) which rose 4% to $89.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $71.24 to $93.75. Volume was 2.1 million compared to its average volume of nearly 1 million.