NEW YORK Feb 28 The S&P 500 closed at a record
on Friday but ended well off the day's highs as worries about
tensions in Ukraine caused investors to take profits ahead of
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49.06 points or
0.3 percent, to 16,321.71, the S&P 500 gained 5.16 points
or 0.28 percent, to 1,859.45 and the Nasdaq Composite
dropped 10.814 points or 0.25 percent, to 4,308.119.
All three major indexes posted strong gains for the month,
however, with the Dow up 4 percent, the S&P up 4.3 percent and
the Nasdaq up 5 percent in February. It was the best month for
the Dow in more than a year.