Indices ended the trading session mixed on Thursday. The Dow closed fractionally lower while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq added some points. Utilities brands led gains on the S&P 500. Market moves were mixed on a variety of economic news. Initial jobless claims decreased last week. Department of Labor data showed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits fell from 222,000 to 218,000. On another note, retail sales ticked up in May. Sales rose 0.8%, following gains of 0.4% and 0.7% in the prior two months.