JeeYeon Park is a writer for CNBC.com.
Stocks turned higher in the final hour trading, looking to close out the week on a high note, but major averages were still poised for weekly losses.
Stocks finished sharply in the red Thursday, with the Dow down triple digits, weighed down by disappointing earnings from a handful of retailers and weak economic reports.
Stocks closed out the week with a big thud Friday, with the Nasdaq narrowly avoiding its worst one-day loss this year as momentum names got crushed for a second day.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: BofA, Micron, Global Payments
Stocks failed to end higher in volatile trading Thursday, snapping a four-day win streak, ahead of the widely-watched government jobs report. The Dow and S&P 500 hit record intraday highs earlier in the session.
Stocks finished in positive territory for the fourth-consecutive session Wednesday, with the S&P 500 touching a fresh high, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.