The Week on Wall Street: Volatility Returns
Stocks ended slightly lower on Friday as tech stocks gained on news of a stock split announced by Blackberry handheld device maker Research In Motion.
"The last session of any quarter is full of a lot of trading noise, it's a very thin market with next week being a semi-holiday week," said Michael Metz, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.
Micron gained despite posting a quarterly loss. The memory chip maker attributed the shortfall to severe price declines across most memory products.