Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower Thursday, dragged down by losses in several industrial companies.
3M, which makes Post-it notes and other products, plunged after announcing weak results and a restructuring program. The loss for 3M pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average into the red. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished mixed, but still holding close to record highs set earlier this week.
The S&P 500 slipped 1.08 points, or 0.04%, to 2,926.17.
The Dow Jones Industrial average lost 134.97 points, or 0.5%, to 26,462.08.
The Nasdaq composite rose 16.67 points, or 0.2%, to 8,118.68.
The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks gave up 12.52 points, or 0.8%, to 1,575.61.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 21.14 points, or 0.7%.
The Dow is down 97.46 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq is up 120.62 points, or 1.5%.
The Russell 2000 is up 9.86 points, or 0.6%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 419.32 points, or 16.7%.
The Dow is up 3,134.62 points, or 13.4%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,483.41 points, or 22.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 227.05 points, or 16.8%.
The Associated Press