Major U.S. stock indexes slipped Friday, led by declines in health care companies and makers of consumer goods. Drug companies fell the most, but small-company stocks continued to surge.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35.89 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 18,867.93.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 5.22 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,181.90.
The Nasdaq composite shed 12.46 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 5,321.51.
For the week:
The Dow picked up 20.27 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 rose 17.45 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq jumped 84.40 points, or 1.6 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,442.90 points, or 8.3 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 137.96 points, or 6.7 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 314.10 points, or 6.3 per cent.