U.S. Stocks Open Higher; S&P 500 Hits Intraday Record

MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track early to notch another record close. The Dow industrials opened 0.26% higher at 18,073, while the S&P 500 hit a new intraday record of opened 0.19% higher at 2,088. The Dow recorded its 37th record close of the year during Wednesday's holiday-shortened session, after closing above 18,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday. The S&P 500 finished Wednesday's session down less than a point, snapping a five-session winning streak after closing at a record Tuesday. All 10 S&P sectors were higher, led by energy plays. All but three of the Dow's 30 components traded higher.

Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.

Continue Reading Below