Stocks finished lower Friday. The Dow fell 109 points to 25270, while the S&P 500 lost 17 points to 2723. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 77 points to 7357.
The major averages gave back early session gains as weakness in the Tech sector offset positive economic updates. On the data front, non-farm payrolls increased 250,000 in October, well above projections of 200,000. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, the lowest in 48 years. Meanwhile, average hourly earnings advanced 3.1% year-over-year in October, the highest reading since 2009. The robust wage growth has triggered renewed weakness in Treasuries with the yield on the benchmark 10-year note spiking eight basis points to 3.22%.
Nine of 11 S&P 500 sectors closed in negative territory with Technology shares falling 1.9%. Apple experienced its worst session since January 2014, retreating 6.6% to $207.48, after offering weak forward guidance. In other earnings, Kraft Heinz slumped 9.7% to $50.73 following a disappointing quarterly report. Elsewhere, Starbucks surged 9.7% to a closing 52-week high of $64.32 after the coffee chain topped earnings estimates and revealed strong same-store sales growth.
Breadth was roughly even on issues on the NYSE and positive by 8:7 on the Nasdaq. Composite NYSE volume was more than 4.2 billion shares.
In commodities, WTI crude was down 1.3% to $62.88/barrel, sliding 6.8% on the week. COMEX gold edged 0.3% lower to $1234.40.
For the week, the Dow gained 2.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.7% to end a four-week losing streak. The S&P 500 climbed 2.4%, notching its best week in six months.