U.S. stocks mainly fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 halting a four-session winning run, as investors considered economic data, energy costs and a reduced 2014 earnings estimate from United Parcel Service.
Enterprise-cloud supplier Box jumped in its first day as a publicly traded company; McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain reported a 7.3 percent decline in quarterly sales; Honeywell International gained after the industrial conglomerate tallied quarterly profit that exceeded expectations, and UPS dropped after the shipper warned fourth-quarter profits would come in below expectations.
"My guess is after four strong days we're going to be in lockstep with energy prices," Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, said.
Erasing gains, West Texas Intermediate closed at its lowest since March 2009.
Friday's economic reports had had existing-homes sales rising 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million in December.