Stocks drifted to a mixed finish Thursday as losses for banks and consumer products makers outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. A small loss for the S&P 500 broke a four-day winning streak for the benchmark index.
The market started lower after the government reported a surprise drop in retail sales in December, then clawed back much of those losses and drifted the rest of the day.
The S&P 500 index dropped 7.30 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,745.73.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103.88 points, or 0.4 percent, to 25,439.39.
The Nasdaq composite edged up 6.58 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,426.95.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 2.16 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,545.11.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 37.85 points, or 1.4 percent.
The Dow is up 333.06 points, or 1.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 128.76 points, or 1.8 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 38.71 points, or 2.6 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 238.88 points, or 9.5 percent.
The Dow is up 2,111.93 points, or 9.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 791.68 points, or 11.9 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 196.55 points, or 14.6 percent.