S&P Takes Baby Steps toward New High

U.S. stocks rose on Friday with the S&P 500 adding to its new record, as Wall Street aims to wrap up the week on a high note.

The Dow Jones Industrials edged forward 14.91 points to 34,481.15.

The broader index eked up 2.19 points to 4,241.37.

The NASDAQ improved 27.8 points to 14,048.14, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix all trading in the green.

For the week, the major benchmarks are mixed. The Dow is off by 0.8%, but the S&P 500 is up 0.2%, on pace for its third straight positive week. The NASDAQ is the outperformer this week with a 1.6% gain so far, poised to post its fourth winning week in a row.

Some of the meme stocks were rebounding after a rough day on Thursday. AMC shares were up 3% and GameStop gained 4%. Those two suffered double-digit percent losses on Thursday as momentum in the Reddit favorites faded.

Prices for 10-Year Treasurys were sharply higher, lowering yields to 1.44% from Thursday’s 1.44%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices regained 19 cents to $70.15 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices gained $5.80 to $1,901.30 U.S. an ounce.