Stocks struggle following jobs and Italian unrest

Index Wrap-up

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day on Friday with a loss of 61.23 points, or 0.51%, and closed at 11,983.24. Only five of the Dow's index's thirty components posted a gain after the market reversed course once again into the weekend. The top performers were McDonalds (MCD) (+0.87%) and Alcoa (AA) (+0.55%). The weakest was Bank of America (BAC), which posted a loss of 6.08%. It was followed by Intel (INTC) (-1.90%), General Electric (GE) (-1.68%), and Kraft Foods (KFT) (-1.68%). The index ended the week lower by 2.03%.

The S&P 500 ($SPX) finished the session with a loss of 7.92 points, or 0.63%, and closed at 1,253.23. The strongest individual percentage performer in the index was Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) (+16.72%). Other top gainers included Starbucks (SBUX) (+6.74%), United States Steel Corp. (X) (+5.16%), and AK Steel (AKS) (+4.26%). The weakest were Chesapeake Energy (CHK) (-6.75%), Flour Corp. (FLR) (-6.38%), Bank of America (BAC) (-6.08%), and Windstream Corp. (WIN) (-5.43%). The index fell 2.48% for the week.

The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session lower by 11.82 points, or 0.44%, on Friday and it closed at 2,686.15. The top index components in the Nasdaq-100 ($NDX) were Illumina Inc. (ILMN) (+6.78%), Starbucks (SBUX) (+6.74%), and Seagate Technology (STX) (+6.07%). The weakest were Warner Chilcott (WCRX) (-7.40%), Netflix (NFLX) (-2.46%), and Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) (-2.44%). The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the week lower by 1.86%.

S&P 500 (Figure 2)

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