Stocks struggled to find direction even as investors took in some economic data which showed growing strength in consumer confidence.
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3 in February, which was an improvement over the previous two months. The reading was better than economists' expectations.
Also on the economic front, the Federal Reserve said industrial production fell 0.1 percent in January, falling short of expectations for a gain of 0.2 percent.
In earnings news, Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) beat profit expectations, helped by the recent acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.
Shares of Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) are sharply higher after billionaire Carl Icahn announced that he had taken a 13 percent stake in the company, purchasing more than 14 million shares and options.
The U.S. markets are closed Monday for Presidents' Day, we will be back on Tuesday with more your top business stories including earnings from Medtronic(NYSE:MDT).
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