The Dow Jones industrial average fell 13.15 to end at 10,442.87 yesterday.

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NEW YORK — A late-session sell-off kept stocks narrowly mixed yesterday as cautious investors took what little profits they could from a disappointing week marked by an interest-rate hike and inflation concerns.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 13.15 to end at 10,442.87 yesterday.

Microsoft, one of the 30 Dow stocks, added 10 cents yesterday to close at $24.28 a share, ending down 0.1 percent for the week. Boeing, also a Dow stock, slipped 5 cents to $56.80 yesterday, and was off 0.6 percent for the week.

Broader stock indicators were narrowly mixed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 1.11 at 1,171.42, while the Nasdaq composite index climbed 0.84 to 1,991.06 as investors returned to the heavily oversold technology sector.

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The stock market tumbled to its third straight week of losses after the Federal Reserve on Tuesday confirmed that inflationary pressures were building within the economy. Many on Wall Street now believe that higher interest-rate hikes, beyond the customary quarter-percentage-point increases since the summer, could be coming as early as May.

For the week, the Dow lost 1.8 percent, the S&P 500 fell 0.8 percent and the Nasdaq slid 1.5 percent. The markets are closed today for Good Friday.

Economic data pointing to modest growth gave investors enough courage to find bargains after the week’s sell-off. With orders for durable goods — those made to last more than three years — rising by just 0.3 percent in February, investors felt that demand was sluggish enough to forestall rising prices.

But the last hour of trading ahead of the Good Friday holiday saw a pullback in an already weak relief rally. Analysts said many investors remain skeptical that the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hikes will stem inflation without damaging the economy.

“The market was in a severely oversold condition because of all these inflation fears,” said Peter Cardillo, chief strategist and senior vice president at S.W. Bach & Co. “But I still think there’s a bumpy road ahead for a while. The market really needs assurances that the Fed will be able to keep ahead of inflation.”

End-of-week market data

Because the stock market is closed today and yesterday’s trading concluded the week’s activity, the stock and mutual-fund listings in today’s Business section show yesterday’s close and the weekly change, as well as the 52-week high and low. There will be no market listings in tomorrow’s Business section.