The Dow Jones Industrial Average held lower Friday, closing down 0.3% at 20,663.22. The Standard & Poor's 500 index's gains amounted to its best three-month stretch since the fourth quarter of 2015. While the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index edged down by 0.1 percent, the German DAX Index and the French CAC 40 Index both rose by 0.4 percent. The index hit an all-time high on Thursday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,385.
US stocks were little changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average firmly on course to book their biggest first-quarter gains in four years.
The S&P 500 index showed 20 new 52-week highs and one new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 78 new highs and 16 new lows.
That puts the spotlight on first-quarter earnings, and until they come out, economic data will remain the focus with the Friday jobs report being paramount.
US stocks ended lower Friday after wavering in a tight range, as investors meditated on a batch of economic reports.
While European central bank officials doused expectations policy makers were planning to withdraw monetary support, Fed officials shifted to a more hawkish tone, as the world's biggest economy progresses toward goals for full employment and 2 percent inflation.
For the month, the Nasdaq rose 1.7%, its fifth straight advance - leaving it up more than 21% over the past 12 months. Its stock finished up 11.2 per cent at $110.88.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was up over 8% to $49.78 and top riser on S&P500 as it offloaded its Canadian oil sands assets, following on from recent similar moves by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON: RDSA) and Marathon Oil Corp (NYSE:MRO).
Other companies that sell athletic apparel were pressured as well, including Nike, which lost 1.2 percent, and Under Armour, which shed 2.3 percent.
-West Texas Intermediate crude rose 1.7 percent to settle at $50.35 a barrel, the highest close since March 7.
STRONG QUARTER: DXP Enterprises jumped 13.8 percent after the industrial products company reported a profit and better-than-expected sales in the fourth quarter.
Stocks to watch:BlackBerry Ltd. (BB.T) shares rose 3.5% in premarket after trimming losses and stating that it expects to be profitable on an adjusted earnings-per-share basis in fiscal 2018.
Financial shares surged 1.2 per cent, with Bank of America and Citigroup propping up the S&P 500.
ACQUISITION AGREEMENT: TRC vaulted 45.6 percent after the engineering and consulting services company agreed to be bought by a unit of the investment firm New Mountain Capital for $17.55 a share, or $365.5 million.
Twin brother Joaquin served San Antonio in the Legislature for a decade before winning election to Congress in 2012. His father once was the El Paso County judge, and O'Rourke is a former member of the El Paso city council.
In the 1990s, a python was discovered in the same area, but nobody had ever been swallowed by a snake before, Junaidi observed. A day later, when the police conducted a search they found a python had sprawled out in Akbar's garden, the BBC noted.
The Bulldogs made 12 of 24 shots from 3-point range after struggling in the first three games from long range (29 percent). Roy Williams and North Carolina have targeted numerous players who have landed at Duke or Kentucky in recent years.
Earlier this month, the Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the seventh consecutive season. City has drawn its last two league games and also bowed out of the Champions League to Monaco this month.
The other persons from left: party's Secretary General Katarina Barley, Ralf Stegner, Doris Ahnen, and Thomas Oppermann. The state poll was being seen as a bellwether for the upcoming national elections.
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I'd never heard of the super duo being buddies before rumors of them dating spread, but sources say J. A-Rod guest-hosted The View on Friday and when he was asked about Lopez, he couldn't help but gush.
Pilot Hasrizan Kamis said the crew dressed in civilian clothes as a "precautionary step" for the mission. Malaysian officials said they had the right to conduct an autopsy with the death happening on its land.
A week ago, Chinese premier Li Keqiang insisted that China's use of the region was not an attempt at colonization. Duterte repeated that he would not go to war with militarily superior China over the territorial conflict.
April the Giraffe/The Animal Adventure ParkAn image of the giraffe couple Oliver and April at the Animal Adventure Park. Animal Adventure Park also updates the general public about April's condition via the park's official Facebook page .
The superstar's films just don't seem to be getting a solo release at the ticket windows and it has happened once again. Now coming to Shah Rukh Khan , after Happy New Year, Raees is perhaps the only film he can boast about being a hit.
One official said there's no specific plot authorities are aware of, but the US has been considering such a ban for some time . However, no mention was made as to when the new measure would come into effect.
In succeeding months, she said, Bradley visited often and was one of only two people whom the football player was close with. He is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Roxanne Meyer of MKM Partners maintains a Buy rating on Lululemon's stock with a price target lowered to $75 from a previous $90. While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.
Green made sure to mention that moving a town over is different than bolting to another city 500 miles away. When it's done and the Raiders move in, UNLV will as well. "You just don't move certain franchises".
Citing a team source on Tuesday, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported the Saints have "no interest" in signing Manziel. Currently, it's my understanding he hasn't signed his tender, so it was just that.
Hal Robson-Kanu is in line for his third start of the season, while Rondon is expected to start against Watford next Tuesday. "Chadli came off against Russian Federation with a shoulder injury so he'll be assessed today before the game tomorrow".
The smartphone maker-turned-software company said operating expenses fell 49.2 percent to $229 million in the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.03) earnings per share.
Most recently, Marvel TV fave Rosario Dawson voiced a tiny plastic version of Batgirl in Warner Bros.' The Lego Batman movie. Circling back to what we know, though, Variety reports that "characters from the world of Gotham" will feature in the film.
At 58.5 mg per fl. oz., Black Insomnia is more than twice as strong as Starbuck's dark roast, at around 21.25 mg per fl. oz. If you're daring enough to give it a shot (pun intended), apparently Black Insomnia isn't all about caffeine.
Two astronauts are back inside following a spacewalk that took an unintended turn when a piece of equipment got away. While not a ideal fit, the cover will help protect the station from impacts and provide thermal shielding, NASA said.
And Spicer last week suggested strongly that he doubted it was the White House that provided the information. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (WI) to replace Nunes as chair; Rep.
In the afternoon finals match, Dustin defeated 22-year-old sensational Spaniard Jon Rahm one up on the last, eighteenth hole. That changed on Monday when Johnson informed Houston and PGA officials that he would take the week off before the Masters .
If this move turns out to be a success, it will greatly accelerate SpaceX's goal of cutting down the cost of space flights. SpaceX has had eight successful Falcon 9 landings, and on Thursday we should see one of them make history.
Ms Hua said Chinese authorities "hope that Chinese nationals in France can express their wishes and demands in a reasonable way". The man's family deny he attempted to assault the officer, and claim he was holding scissors because he had been cutting fish.
Chadian opposition parties say she should have been banned from visiting describing her as a champion of "fascist" policies. Touching upon the accusations of Russian meddling in the French election campaign, Le Pen said the claims were groundless.