How major US stock indexes fared Friday


Wall Street ended mostly higher Friday after a wobbly day of trading. Trading was subdued ahead of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.

Despite the uneven finish, major indexes each notched a weekly gain of more than 3%. Strength in technology, communications and real estate stocks helped reverse much of the market´s early slide. Energy stocks fell the most as crude oil prices closed lower after six straight gains.

Small-company stocks did more than twice as well as the rest of the market this week, a bullish signal suggesting that investors expect the economy is on the path to recovery.

On Friday:

The S&P 500 rose 6.94 points, or 0.2%, to 2,955.45.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 8.96 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,465.16.

The Nasdaq composite added 39.71 points, or 0.4%, to 9,324.59.

The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks gained 7.97 points, or 0.6%, to 1,355.53.

For the week:

The S&P 500 rose 91.75 points, or 3.2%.

The Dow gained 779.74 points, or 3.3%.

The Nasdaq climbed 310.03 points, or 3.4%

The Russell 2000 picked up 98.54 points, or 7.8%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is down 275.33 points, or 8.5%.

The Dow is down 4,073.28 points, or 14.3%.

The Nasdaq is up 351.98 points, or 3.9%

The Russell 2000 is down 312.94 points, or 18.8%.


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