June 8, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,778.75. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 25,314.19. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 7,645.51.
Friday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, if only slightly. Crude oil inched lower to close out the week just below $66. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The most positive sectors were consumer staples and health care up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and utilities down 0.3% and 0.1%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 0.5% at $65.65.
Gold was last seen trading flat at $1,303.00.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) which traded down over 2% at $99.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $86.13 to $117.65. Volume was over 2.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.1 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST) which rose about 5% to $55.48. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.61 to $70.22. Volume was about 6 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.5 million.