How the major stock indexes fared Friday

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Posted: Dec 30, 2011 5:31 PM
How the major stock indexes fared Friday

The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started. In the final tally, despite big climbs and falls, unexpected blows and surprising triumphs, all the hullabaloo proved for naught. On Friday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at 1,257.60. That's exactly 0.04 point below where it started the year.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 69.48 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,217.56.

The S&P 500 fell 5.42 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,257.60.

The Nasdaq composite fell 8.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,605.15.

For the week:

The Dow fell 76.44 points, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 fell 7.73 points, or 0.6 percent.

The Nasdaq fell 13.49 points, or 0.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow gained 640.05 points, or 5.5 percent.

The S&P 500 fell 0.04 points, or less than 0.01 percent.

The Nasdaq fell 47.72 points, or 1.8 percent.