Stocks Fizzle on Oil Rise, Dell Guidance

The computer maker posted higher fourth-quarter profits but issued a disappointing first-quarter outlook, while oil rebounded near $60

Stocks finished narrowly lower Friday, ending an up week with a whimper after disappointing guidance from a tech stalwart and an uptick in oil prices. Select tech and retail groups led losses, while utilities and energy were among the best performers, says Standard & Poor's MarketScope.

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