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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Dec. 6, 2013: After eight straight weeks of gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index finally took a breather, finishing last week modestly in the red.
The Dow dipped 0.41%, or 66 points, to 16,020.20. The S&P 500 slipped 0.04%, less than one point, to 1,805.09. The tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to eke out a 0.06% gain, or three-point increase, to 4,062.52, good enough for a fresh 52-week high.