June 15, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.1% at 2,779.41. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 25,088.05. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 7,746.38.
Friday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq took a day off from hitting new all-time highs and the S&P 500 is still holding just below the 2,800 mark. Crude oil got crushed in Friday’s session and is back below $65. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were utilities and consumer staples, up 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and materials, down 2.1% and 0.7%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading down 3.4% at $64.61.
Gold was last seen trading down 2.1% at $1,280.30.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) which traded down over 5% at $19.99. The stock’s 52-week range is $10.55 to $22.12. Volume was over 17 million compared to the daily average volume of 12.8 million.
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) which rose over 6% to $27.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $15.99 to $27.92. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 5.8 million.