The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,339.99 on Friday with a gain of 287.16 points or 1.15%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,767.13 with a gain of 38.76 points or 1.42%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,496.89 for a gain of 167.83 points or 2.29%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 21.08 for a loss of -3.90 points or -15.61%.
For the week, the S&P 500 was down -4.1%, the Dow Jones fell -4.2% and the Nasdaq reported a return of -3.7%.
Year to date, the Dow Jones has a gain of 2.72%, the S&P 500 has a gain of 3.32% and the Nasdaq has a return of 6.63%.
Friday’s market movers
U.S. market indexes rebounded Friday. Big banks reported solid earnings that helped trading across the financial sector. Sectors leading gains for the day included technology and consumer discretionary.
Economic reports affecting market trading included the following:
Import and export prices were released Friday. Import prices increased 0.5% for the month of September and 3.5% annually. Export prices were unchanged for September and increased 2.7% annually. The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index decreased to 99 from 100.1. The Baker Hughes North American rig count increased to 1,258 from 1,234.
In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains:
In small-caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,546.68 for a gain of 1.30 points or 0.08. The S&P 600 closed at 965.38 for a loss of -1.85 points or -0.19%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,683.73 for a gain of 53.42 points or 0.55%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9,607.19 for a loss of -110.55 points or -1.14%.
Other notable indexes
Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,871.25 for a