Listless market ends week with tiny loss, indexes slightly up – Philly.com

NEW YORK – Summertime settled into Wall Street on Friday as major stock indexes drifted slightly higher going into the weekend. The listless day of trading left the stock market with a tiny loss for the week, its second this month.

A handful of corporate results drove trading in some big names. Warnings of weaker earnings pushed Wilmington-based DuPont down, while stronger results pushed Nike up. But the market was essentially flat.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 3.74 points, or 0.19 percent, to close at 1,960.96. The most widely used benchmark for stock funds lost 1.91 points for the week, a loss of 0.1 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5.71 points, less than 0.1 percent, to close at 16,851.84, while the Nasdaq composite rose 18.88 points, or 0.43 percent, to 4,397.93.

Listless market ends week with tiny loss, indexes slightly up – Philly.com

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