Stocks ended higher Friday, booking solid weekly gains for major indexes as investors cheered a strong start to earnings season and data showing stronger-than-expected September retail sales. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.86% advanced around 383 points, or 1.1%, to close near 35,295, ending above the 35,000 threshold for the first time since Sept. 8, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The Dow rose 1.6% for the week. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.90% gained around 33 points, or 0.7%, to finish near 4,472, leaving the large-cap benchmark with a 1.8% weekly rise --- its largest since July 23, according to FactSet. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.55% ended near 14,897, up around 74 points, or 0.5%. The Nasdaq rallied 2.2% for the week, its biggest such rise since August. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS -1.44% shares rose 3.8% Friday, leading Dow gainers after earnings that topped estimates.
Updates to correct weekly rise for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.