U.S. stocks finished higher on Friday with both the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 closing with gains for their fourth week in a row. Investors were encouraged this week after reports on Wednesday noted that inflation rates dropped from 9.1% June to 8.5% in July.
The S&P 500 went up 1.73% to close at 4280.15 on Friday and was up over 3.0% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.27% to close at 33761.05 and was up 2.9% for the week. The Nasdaq Composite ticked up 2.09% on Friday to close at 13047.19 and was up over 3.0% for the week.
Import price index dropped in July from 0.3% to -1.4%.
UMich consumer sentiment index (preliminary) increased from 51.5 to 55.1 in August.
UMich 5-year inflation expectations (preliminary) reported a slight increase in August from 2.9% to 3.0%.
The SP 500 went up by 1.73% to close at 4280.15. The index is up 3.26% over five days, up 10.79% over one month, up 6.37% over three months and down 4.20% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 22.75 compared to 31.31 one year ago and estimated future P/E 18.69. Dividend yield is currently 1.54 compared with 1.32 one year ago.
Leading stocks were BR up 7.95%, ON up 7.23%, ALB up 5.97%, PENN up 5.90% and GNRC up 5.32%.
Trailing stocks were ILMN down 8.40%, PKI down 1.89%, OGN down 1.34%, JNJ down 1.10% and OKE down 0.94%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 1.27% to close at 33761.05. The DOW is up 2.92% over five days, up 7.90% over one month, up 4.86% over three months and down 4.94% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 19.90 compared with 24.21 year ago and an estimated future P/E of 17.90. The current dividend yield is 2.11% compared with 1.80 one year ago.
Leading stocks were DIS up 3.30%, MRK up 2.35%, AAPL up 2.14%, UNH up 2.03% and WMT up 1.85%.
Trailing stocks were JNJ down 1.10%, AMGN up 0.02%, V up 0.12%, CVX down 0.14% and GS up 0.61%.
The NASDAQ composite went up 2.09% and closed at 13047.19. NASDAQ is up 3.08% over five days, up 13.93% over one month, up 10.52% over 3 months and down 11.98% over one year.
Leading stocks were EMBK up 84.80%, VEEE up 77.50%, ANTX up 64.66%, UBX up 54.10% and CNFR up 41.94%.
Trailing stocks were PSHG down 44.88%, PLXP down 36.68%, IMAC down 33.36%, APTX down 32.33%, and USIO down 31.25%.
The MidCap SP400 went up by 1.53% to close at 2615.01. The SP400 is up 4.42% for the past 5 days, up 13.51% for the past month, up 7.53% for the past 3 months and down 4.26% over the past year.
The SmallCap SP600 went up by 1.85% to close at 1287.80. The SP600 is up 3.91% for the past 5 days, up 13.25% for the past month, up 8.28% for the past 3 months and down 4.60% over the past year.
The CBOE VIX is down by 3.32% and closed at 19.53. The VIX is down 7.66% over five days, down 19.40% over one month, down 32.35% over three months and up 26.41% over one year.
On the New York stock exchange 2581 stocks advanced and 619 declined, while on Nasdaq 3402 advanced and 1220 declined.
There were 56 new 52 week highs and 24 new 52 week lows on NYSE with 99 new highs and 61 new lows on NASDAQ.
The 2 year Treasury note is 3.253% and the 10 year is 2.893%. The 10-year yield is up 5.9% over five days, down 2.6% over one month, down 2.5% three months ago, and up 160.7% one year ago.
SP500 Sector Performance % Change:
Consumer Discretionary +2.30
Information Technology +2.07
Communication Services +2.02
Real Estate +1.72
Health Care +1.31
Consumer Staples +0.92
Consumer Discretionary has been up 3.24% over five days, up 17.72% over one month, up 12.73% over three months and down 7.35% over one year.
Energy has been up 7.14% over five days, up 14.01% over one month, down 2.38% over three months and up 61.04% over one year.