How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday
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 percent, to 17,732.75.
The S&P 500 index slipped 2.34 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,081.24.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 1.56 points, or 0.03 percent, to 5,073.64.
For the week:
The Dow is up 487.51 points, or 2.8 percent.
The S&P is up 58.20 points, or 2.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 145.76 points, or 3 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 90.32 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P is up 22.34 points, or 1.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 337.58 points, or 7.1 percent.