Stocks opened lower Friday after reports showed consumer sentiment and spending have declined.
This came after stocks logged their best day since July on Thursday, with the Dow jumping 2 percent.
The sectors that have led the recent rally pulled back today: Financials fell 2 percent. Materials and energy dropped more than 1.5 percent.
Reuters and the University of Michigan reported their gauge of consumer sentiment slipped to 70.6in a final October reading from 73.5 in September.
And the government said consumer spending fell 0.5 percentlast month while income was flat. Separate reports showed employment costs rose and New York City's economic activity continuing to pick up.
Investors shrugged off an encouraging regional report: Business activity in the Midwest expanded in October to the highest level in more than a year, according to the Chicago purchasing managers' index
On the earnings front, Chevron reported its profit slumped 51 percent but beat expectations as the company pumped more oil out of the ground and prices began to recover.
This came a day after rival ExxonMobilmissed analysts' earnings target.