CNBC Evelyn Cheng. loading Nasdaq turns negative as stocks struggle to hold opening gains. U.S. stocks mostly rose Friday, the last trading day of the year, with the S P on pace for its best year since . The S P traded within . percent of its all time high hit on Dec. . Utilities led advancers.. The Dow Jones industrial average finally ended about points lower, erasing gains for the week. The S P closed about half a percent lower but still held gains of . percent for the year, its best since . Stocks opened higher but struggled to hold opening gains. Goldman Sachs closed . U.S. stocks closed lower Friday, the last trading day of the year, with no S P sectors ending higher. It took several minutes for stocks to settle before the Dow Jones industrial average finally ended about points lower, erasing gains for the week. Stocks were "hit very late in the day across different .Hours ago U.S. stocks rise Thursday with major indexes on track to snap a multiday skid, following upbeat data on the labor market which may have momentarily offset jitters over inflation and rising bond yields. But the market trimmed gains in the afternoon session as financial stocks slid into negative territory..
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