BUZZ U.S. stocks weekly: Conflicting signals

** S&P 500 (.SPX) breaks two week losing skid, climbs 0.8%. Equities rebound Fri after Russia says ready to hold talks after attacking Ukraine

** Indeed, it was a week with some wild action read more

** And as traders tango, it's correction vs momentum read more

** S&P 500 internally battered, but ripe for a comeback? read more

** Most sectors advance: Defensive names in favor, while consumer discretionary slumps

** Healthcare (.SPXHC) rises 2.7%. Moderna (MRNA.O) jumps on higher vaccine sales predictions, share buyback plans

** Real Estate (.SPLRCR) gains 2.7%. Public Storage (PSA.N) surges after Q4 beat

** Communication Services (.SPLRCL) up 1.8%. DISH Network (DISH.O) initially drops as Q4 revenue misses estimates, but then stock reverses, becomes group's biggest gainer, up ~13% for week

** Energy (.SPNY) up 1.3%. Oil cos jump as crude breaches $100 after Ukraine attack read more

** Tech (.SPLRCT) tacks on 1.3%. Cadence Design , sector's top performer with ~13% surge, up on strong Q4 results, forecast

** Industrials (.SPLRCI) add on 0.8%. Weapons makers extend gains on Ukraine invasion. Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) gains 6%, Raytheon (RTX.N) lifts 5%. SPDR S&P Aerospace and Defense ETF (XAR.P) advances 4%

** Financials (.SPSY) dip 0.3%. Bank stocks tumble as Russia's invasion of Ukraine rattles, though group rallies Fri on positive market sentiment. S&P 500 Banks index (.SPXBK) loses 1.6%

** Consumer Discretionary (.SPLRCD) drops 2.2%. Home Depot (HD.N) tumbles as margin warning casts shadow on solid qtr. HD slides ~9%. Travel-related shares fall after Ukraine occupation

** Meanwhile, bears, bears everywhere read more

** SPX performance YTD:

Lance Tupper and Terence Gabriel are Reuters market analysts. The views expressed are their own

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