Another difficult week for U.S. stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages.
Among components of the benchmark index, all but 17 showed declines for the week. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for November delivery
dropped nearly 6% to settle at $78.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, for a one-week decline of 7.1%.
“The macro environment is really bad” for oil prices, according to Gabelli analyst Simon Wong. During an interview, Wong said the strong dollar was making oil, which is priced in dollars, more expensive for other countries and hurting demand for crude oil. The energy sector had the worst showing for the bad week, as you can see below.
Eight of the 20 stocks in the S&P 500 that fell the most for the week were in the energy sector:
|Company||Ticker||Industry||Price change – one week through Sept. 23||Price change – Sept. 23||Price change – 2022|
|Caesars Entertainment Inc.||
||Hotels/ Resorts/ Cruiselines||-16.8%||-7.2%||-55.5%|
|SolarEdge Technologies Inc.||
|Marathon Oil Corp.||
||Oil and Gas Production||-16.5%||-10.9%||33.4%|
|Ford Motor Co.||
|Iron Mountain Inc.||
||Real Estate Investment Trusts||-15.7%||-2.8%||-10.9%|
|Charter Communications Inc. Class A||
||Cable/ Satellite TV||-14.8%||-3.7%||-50.7%|
|Match Group Inc.||
||Internet Software/ Services||-14.6%||-2.6%||-64.2%|
||Oil and Gas Production||-14.0%||-8.6%||41.3%|
|Live Nation Entertainment Inc.||
|Devon Energy Corp.||
|Diamondback Energy Inc.||
||Oil and Gas Production||-13.1%||-9.0%||6.8%|
|PENN Entertainment Inc.||
||Oilfield Services/ Equipment||-12.8%||-8.7%||7.5%|
|Pioneer Natural Resources Co.||
||Oil and Gas Production||-12.7%||-7.8%||14.9%|
||Oil and Gas Pipelines||-12.4%||-8.4%||-10.2%|
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Shares of Ford
tumbled another 3.6% on Friday for a one-week slump of 16.5%, after The Wall Street Journal reported the company had delayed delivery of some vehicles because it didn’t have enough blue oval badges to put on them. This followed Ford’s warning Monday that it would end the third quarter with more unfinished vehicles than it had previously expected.
Energy slides but still leads for 2022
The energy sector of the S&P 500 declined the most for the week but still is one of only two sectors showing gains for 2022:
|S&P 500 sector||Price change – one week||Price change – Sept. 23||Price change – 2022|