October 5, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.6% at 2,885.57. The DJIA closed down 0.7% at 26,448.61. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 1.2% at 7,788.45.
Friday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, with each of the major indices notching a loss in the session. The Nasdaq again took the worst of the beating. Crude oil was flat on Friday. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were real estate and utilities up 0.1% and 1.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were technology and materials down 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively.
Crude oil was last seen trading flat at $74.31.
Gold was last seen trading up 0.5% at $1,207.40.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IPGP) which fell about 13.5% to $133.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $132.88 to $264.11. Volume was 3.7 million compared to the daily average volume of less than 1 million.
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded up about 4% at $13.22. The stock’s 52-week range is $11.21 to $24.54. Volume was about 143 million compared to the daily average volume of 64 million.