Wal-Mart, Home Depot: Dow Movers
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished Friday with solid gains after President Obama advocated for Greece to stay in the Eurozone.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 93 points, or 0.75%, to close at 12,554. Thanks mainly to Wednesday's big pop, the blue-chip index finished the week up 3.6% after closing negative for the year a week ago.
The S&P 500 tacked on nearly 11 points, or 0.81%, to settle at 1326. The index rose 3.8% for the week and is now up 5.4% in 2012. The Nasdaq gained 27 points, or 0.97%, to finish at 2858. The index advanced 4% for the week, putting it up 9.7% year-to-date.
Within the Dow, 26 of the 30 components finished in positive territory.
Shares of Wal-Mart rose 3.57% to $68.22. The stock has risen 14.16% year to date.
Home Depot shares increased 2.17% to $52.35. The stock has gained 24.52% year to date.
Shares of JPMorgan gained 2.65% to $33.68. The stock has increased 1.29% year to date.
--Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York.
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