Markets Finish Sharply Higher Amid Ongoing Macro Concerns

BY Benzinga | ECONOMIC | 05/13/22 04:07 PM EDT

U.S. indices traded sharply higher Friday following recent weakness. Markets were highly volatile this week, selling off following the April CPI report, which showed worse-than-expected inflation.

The headline CPI rose 8.3% in April, down slightly from 8.5% in March but above economist estimates of 8.1%. Prior to 2022, the CPI hadn't risen 8.3% in any month since 1982.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, was up 6.2% in April, above economist estimates of a 6% gain... 

  • The Nasdaq composite finished higher by 3.70% to 12,387; The Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) gained 3.71% to $301.94
  • The S&P 500 traded higher by 2.39% to 4,023; The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NASDAQ:SPY) gained 2.36% to $401.68
  • The Dow Jones composite finished higher by 1.26% to 11,043; The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NASDAQ:DIA) finished higher by 1.45% at $322.23

Here are the day's winners and losers from the S&P 500, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH), Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) were among the top gainers.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA) and CH Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:CHRW) were among the top losers.

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