Stocks ended the day mixed after gains for dividend-rich utilities stocks largely offset a slump in health care companies. Investors are struggling to find an impetus to push prices higher with the market close to all-time highs.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 19.71 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,049.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.76 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,997.45.
The Nasdaq composite gained 5.28 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,591.81.
For the week:
The Dow is down 88.36 points, or 0.5 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 10.26 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 8.91 points, or 0.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 472.34 points, or 2.9 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 149.09 points, or 8.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 415.22 points, or 9.9 percent.