Stocks finished with losses but off session lows in choppy trade on Wall Street on Friday, with some previously unloved sectors finding support as technology and other highflying segments felt the pressure of continued profit-taking.
U.S. markets on Monday will be closed in observance of Labor Day, a factor that might have added to market volatility by sapping volume in the run-up to the long holiday weekend.
How did stock-market benchmarks perform?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
closed 159.42 points lower, down 0.6%, at 28133.31, after falling 628 points at its session low. The blue-chip gauge bounced in the final hour of trading, briefly pushing back into positive territory before falling back. The S&P 500 index
dropped 28.10 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 3,426.96, while the Nasdaq Composite Index
declined 144.97 points, or 1.3%, to end at 11,313.13. The tech-heavy Nasdaq saw