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US Market Indexes Gain for the Week

- By Julie Young

U.S. market indexes were higher on Friday with gains for the week. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20821.76 for a gain of 11.44 points or 0.05%. The S&P 500 closed at 2367.34 for a gain of 3.53 points or 0.15%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5845.31 for a gain of 9.80 points or 0.17%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower for the day at 11.47 for a loss of -0.24 points or -2.05%.

For the week, the Dow Jones gained 0.95%. The S&P 500 gained 0.69% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.11%.

Friday's Market Movers

Economic reports affecting market trading included the following:

  • New home sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000.
  • The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index increased to 96.3.
  • The North American Baker Hughes rig count increased to 1,095.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average the following stocks led gains:

Wal-Mart (WMT) 1.51%

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 1.51%

Intel (INTC) 0.97%

In the broad market, the utilities sector led gains.

Small-Cap Stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1394.52 for a loss of -0.10 points or -0.01%. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 853.19 for a gain of 0.06 points or 0.01%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 8300.58 for a gain of 9.73 points or 0.12%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9851.23 for a loss of -18.37 points or -0.19%.

Other Notable Indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1736.68 for a gain of 2.26 points or 0.13%; the S&P 100 Index at 1047.81 for a gain of 0.71 points or 0.07%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1405.60 for a gain of 1.95 points or 0.14%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1313.54 for a gain of 1.98 points or 0.15%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 658.12 for a gain of 2.21 points or 0.34%.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.