U.S. Stocks Open Higher, Eye Weekly And Monthly Gains

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday, but steady gains over the week meant the indexes are on track for a fifth straight weekly gain. The main indexes are also eyeing the strongest monthly gains in four years. The S&P 500 opened 2 points, or 0.1%, higher at 2,092. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 23 points, or 0.1%, to 17,776. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 8 points, or 0.2%, at 5,082.

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