May 18, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.3% at 2,713.01. The DJIA closed flat at 24,716.60. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.4% at 7,354.34.
Friday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. While the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq each traded lower over the course of the day, the Dow had a relatively positive day until it sold off at the close. Crude oil backed off to close out the week, but this was only marginal. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were industrials and health care, up 0.6% and 0.3%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and energy down 0.8%, and 0.7%, respectively.
Crude oil was down 0.2% at $71.32.
Gold was up 0.3% at $1,292.60.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) which traded down about 12% at $34.62. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.09 to $59.14. Volume was nearly 31 million compared to the daily average volume of 3 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) which rose about 6% to $155.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $112.87 to $175.26. Volume was 7.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.