Stocks finished mostly higher Friday at the end of a quiet, holiday-shortened week of trading. Telecommunications and financial stocks rose, while oil prices slumped, dragging down energy stocks.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 14.90 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,798.49.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 1.24 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 2,090.11.
The Nasdaq composite index added 11.38 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 5,127.52.
For the week:
The Dow retreated 25.32 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The S&P inched up 0.94 points, or less than 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq rose 22.61 points, or 0.4 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 24.58 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The S&P is up 31.21 points, or 1.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 391.47 points, or 8.3 per cent.