U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after a day of mostly listless trading as investors weighed a mixed slate of corporate earnings and outlooks. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners after UnitedHealth Group cut its full-year earnings forecast. Payments company Square and online dating site operator Match Group soared in their market debuts.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 4.41 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 17,732.75.
The S&P 500 index slipped 2.34 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,081.24.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 1.56 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 5,073.64.
For the week:
The Dow is up 487.51 points, or 2.8 per cent.
The S&P is up 58.20 points, or 2.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 145.76 points, or 3 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 90.32 points, or 0.5 per cent.
The S&P is up 22.34 points, or 1.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 337.58 points, or 7.1 per cent.