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 Labor Day holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 18.88 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,098.45.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.63 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,003.37.
The Nasdaq composite added 22.58 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,580.27.
For the week:
The Dow is up 97.23 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 14.97 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 41.72 points, or 0.9 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 521.79 points, or 3.2 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 155.01 points, or 8.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 403.68 points, or 9.7 per cent.