U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies, but the S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week following a brutal stretch in December.
The S&P 500 index edged down by 0.38 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 2,596.26.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 5.97 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 23,995.95.
The Nasdaq composite lost 14.59, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,971.48.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks ticked up by 1.95, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,447.38.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 64.32 points, or 2.5 per cent.
The Dow is up 562.79 points, or 2.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 232.62 points, or 3.5 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 66.64 points, or 4.8 per cent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 89.41 points, or 3.6 per cent.
The Dow is up 668.49 points, or 2.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 336.20 points, or 5.1 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 98.83 points, or 7.3 per cent.
The Associated Press