Market recap: The Dow and S&P finish mixed after trading essentially flat throughout the...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: The Dow and S&P finish mixed after trading essentially flat throughout the session, but both indices manage a fourth consecutive weekly gain. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq struggled thanks to a spate of lackluster tech earnings reports over the past few days. Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and GE (which soared after narrowly beating estimates) led the Dow, helping to offset pressure from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, which plummeted after turning in a disappointing quarter. WTI rose above Brent for the first time since 2010, Treasurys staged a covert rally, and munis came under a bit of pressure after Detroit filed Chapter 9.