October 13, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.09% at 2,553.19. The DJIA closed up 0.14% at 22,872.61. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.22% at 6,605.80.
Friday was another positive day for the U.S. broad markets with all exchanges hitting new all-time highs and posting a gain for the day, and the week. Despite suffering one horrendous day last week, Crude oil has come roaring back to post a gain for the week. The S&P 500 sectors were predominantly positive to close out the week. The best performing sectors were real Materials, Technology, and Consumer Discretionary which were up 0.48%, 0.47%, and 0.46%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were Utilities, Industrials and Health Care, down 0.72%, 0.21% and 0.25%, respectively.
Crude oil was up % at $51.38.
Gold was up 0.6% at $1,304.70.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) which traded down over 10% at $57.69. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.13 to $71.57. Volume was 44.8 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) which rose over 6% to $21.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.77 to $22.00. Volume was 37.5 million compared to its average volume of 9.5 million.