The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 74.2 points, or 0.6%, at 12,660, with Chevron ( CVX), the second-largest U.S. energy company, weighing on the index following disappointing quarterly earnings. The energy stock was down over 2%. The S&P 500 fell 2.1 points, or 0.2%, at 1,316, and the Nasdaq finished in positive territory, up 11.3 points, or 0.4%, at 2,817 with the help of some decent technology earnings. Breadth was even, with the number of stocks advancing roughly equal to the number of stocks declining on the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished mixed Friday as good consumer sentiment data failed to distract investors from a disappointing read on gross domestic product.
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