Stocks ended moderately higher Friday after overcoming a few early stumbles. Energy stocks didn’t join the advance and fell along with the price of oil.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 102.69 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 16,433.09.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 8.76 points, or 0.5 per cent, to close at 1,961.05.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 26.09 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,822.34.
For the week:
The Dow rose 330.71 points, or 2.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 index rose 39.83 points, or 2.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq rose 138.42 points, or 3 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 1,389.98 points, or 7.8 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is down 97.85 points, or 4.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 86.29 points, or 1.8 per cent.