How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared Friday

MarketsAssociated Press

A surge in dividend-rich utility stocks helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record Friday.

The stock market also got a lift from a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, aimed at bringing an end to nearly five months of fighting.

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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67.78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,137.36.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 10.06 points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 2,007.71.

The Nasdaq composite gained 20.61 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,582.90.

For the week:

The Dow is up 38.91 points, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 4.34 points, or 0.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 2.63 points, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 560.70 points, or 3.4 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 159.35 points, or 8.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 406.31 points, or 9.7 percent.