Stocks closed mostly higher Friday as major indexes extended gains for a fourth week in a row, a rare stretch for this year. The Standard and Poor’s 500 closed at a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 18.05 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,634.74.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.49 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 2,039.82.
Nasdaq composite rose 8.40 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,688.54.
For the week:
The Dow is up 60.81 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 7.90 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 56.01 points, or 1.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,058.08 points, or 6.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 191.46 points, or 10.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 511.95 points, or 12.3 per cent.