How the major stock indexes fared on Friday

AP News
Posted: Dec 18, 2009 6:09 PM

The stock market broke a three-day slide Friday as stronger results at two big technology companies bolstered confidence about a comeback in the economy. Tech stocks pulled the market higher in choppy trading that brought record volume to the New York Stock Exchange. Software company Oracle Corp. and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. each posted earnings that topped expectations.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20.63, or 0.2 percent, to 10,328.89.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 6.39, or 0.6 percent, to 1,102.47.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 31.64, or 1.5 percent, to 2,211.69.

For the week:

The Dow is down 142.61, or 1.4 percent.

The S&P is down 3.94, or 0.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 21.38, or 1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,552.50, or 17.7 percent.

The S&P is up 199.22, or 22.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 634.66, or 40.2 percent.