NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished mixed Friday, taking a breather after rising sharply earlier in the week as a measure of consumer sentiment missed the mark. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 20.14 points, or 0.15%, to 13,232.62, snapping a seven-day winning streak. The S&P 500 rose 1.57 points to 1,404.17 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.11 points to 3,055.26. Breadth within the Dow was negative with 18 of the index's 30 components posting losses. The biggest percentage decliner in the Dow was United Technologies ( UTX). The stock fell 1.62% to $85.48 on nearly double its average daily trading volume. TheStreet Ratings gives United Technologies an A- grade with a buy rating and a $96.48 price target.
The biggest percentage gainers among the blue chips were Bank of America ( BAC) and Alcoa ( AA). Shares of Bank of America rose 5.95% to $9.79 on almost double the stock's average daily trading volume. The stock has been heading toward the $10 mark following the company's passage of the Federal Reserve's stress test on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings gives Bank of America a C- grade and a hold rating. Alcoa shares rose 1.84% to $10.54. The stock gets a C grade and a hold rating from TheStreet Ratings. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.