The S&P 500 lost ground on Thursday as investors took profits in advance of Friday's jobs report, ending a four-day rally driven by rising economic sentiment.
The Nasdaq joined the S&P 500 in negative territory, while the blue-chip Dow posted a nominal gain.
Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.04% to end at 26,281.61 points, while the S&P 500 lost 0.34% to 3,112.33. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.69%, to 9,615.81.
Source : Reuters