Stocks traded along the flatline on Friday as Wall Street digested the release of disappointing consumer data and strong earnings to end a solid week of gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down 10 points at the open, or less than 0.1%. The S&P 500 was up by 0.1% along with the Nasdaq Composite.
Core retail sales, which exclude autos, gas, building materials and food services, were unchanged last month, the Commerce Department said. The department added clothing-store sales had their biggest one-month decline since 2009.