NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google’s parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24.11 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 18,432.24.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 3.54 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,173.60.
The Nasdaq composite rose 7.15 points, or 0.1 per cent, to end at 5,162.13.
The Dow ended down 138.61 points, or 0.8 per cent.
The S&P 500 was down 1.43 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq composite was up 61.97 points, or 1.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,007.21 points, or 5.8 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 129.66 points, or 6.3 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 154.72 points, or 3.1 per cent.