Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days.
Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports on the U.S. economy. Trading was quiet ahead of the
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 18.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,098.45.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6.63 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,003.37.
The Nasdaq composite added 22.58 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,580.27.
For the week:
The Dow is up 97.23 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 14.97 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 41.72 points, or 0.9 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 521.79 points, or 3.2 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 155.01 points, or 8.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 403.68 points, or 9.7 percent.
Most Popular Stories
- Concur Sold to SAP for $8.3B
- Federal Probe Finds Christie Did Not Order 'Bridgegate'
- Five Steps to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches
- 10 Things to Know About Alibaba
- Intruder Gets into White House
- Chrysler Recalls Nearly 189,000 SUVs
- HCL America Adding 1,200 IT Jobs
- Medical Mfg. Jobs Coming to Dayton
- Longtime Unemployed to Get Help in Las Vegas
- Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury on Previously Unreleased Queen Cut