Wall Street ended at records as the Senate GOP's tax bill cleared the Senate Budget Committee, moving it toward the floor for a vote later this week.
Goldman downgrades Walmart, citing concerns about the retailer's valuation, meanwhile, Nomura makes a bullish call on Amazon.
The rally in retailers didn't lead to new closing records.
Stocks finished lower with the three benchmark indexes all closing in the red.
An uncertain day ended with small gains for benchmark indexes, snapping a two-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500.
The Nasdaq was able to reverse its previous decline to end trading in the green.
Stocks finished trading lower on Thursday.
Despite gains earlier in the day, two of the three major U.S. indexes closed lower.
All three indices were in the green Monday
Stocks finished the trading week strong as investors digested employment growth, tax reform and deal chatter.