At the end of Friday, all of our indexes were slightly down for the day. It's thought that advances were stifled by a report indicating that the gross domestic product grew in the fourth quarter at an annualized 4%. That's less than half the rate recorded during the third quarter and below the 4.8% many had expected for the final quarter of 2003.
Our InformationWeek 100 index closed Friday down 0.6%, or 1.87 points, to 333.36 points. The index lost 2.6% for the week. After looking like it might close up for the day, the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.1%, or 2.08 points, to 2,066.15. The S&P 500 fell 0.3%, or 2.99 points, to 1,131.13, and the Dow fell 0.2%, or 22.22, to 10.488.07.
The Nasdaq-100 tracking stock, which we quote to better illustrate how individual tech shares moved, fell 0.5%, or 18 cents, to $37.06 on moderately high volume of 83 million shares.