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 percent, to 17,098.45.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.63 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,003.37.
The Nasdaq composite added 22.58 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,580.27.
For the week:
The Dow is up 97.23 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 14.97 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 41.72 points, or 0.9 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 521.79 points, or 3.2 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 155.01 points, or 8.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 403.68 points, or 9.7 percent.