U.S. stock indexes capped a wobbly day of trading with mostly slight declines Thursday as the market’s three-day winning streak stalled.
Communications, industrial and health care stocks outweighed gains in financial and technology companies. Several retailers and homebuilders also declined.
The S&P 500 index slipped 2.44 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,808.48.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 7.05 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 25,709.94.
The Nasdaq composite dropped 12.50 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,630.91.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 6.25 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,549.63.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 65.41 points, or 2.4 per cent.
The Dow is up 259.70 points, or 1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 222.77 points, or 3 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 27.75 points, or 1.8 per cent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 301.63 points, or 12 per cent.
The Dow is up 2,382.48 points, or 10.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 995.63 points, or 15 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 201.08 points, or 14.9 per cent.
The Associated Press