NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks closed out their
best first quarter since 1998 with a mixed finish on Friday.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 66.37 points, or 0.5%, to 13,212.19. The
S&P 500 increased 5.19 points to 1,408.47 and the
Nasdaq Composite fell 3.79 points to 3,091.57.
Breadth within the Dow was positive with 27 of the index's 30 components posting gains.
The biggest gainers among the blue chips were
(PFE - Get Report),
(HPQ - Get Report) and
(DIS - Get Report).
Walt Disney shares rose 1.79% to $43.78. The media company gets an A+ grade from
with a buy rating and
Shares of Pfizer rose 1.07% to $22.66.
gives Pfizer an A- grade with a buy rating and a
HP shares gained 1.36% to $23.83. The technology company gets a
and hold rating from
Though not one of the biggest gainers,
(HD - Get Report)
shares hit a 52-week high Friday of $50.42.
gives Home Depot an A+ grade with a buy rating and
The only decliners in the index Friday were
. None of these stocks fell more than 1%.
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York.
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