(CNBC) The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Friday as Wall Street booked a week of solid gains following a strong rally in energy stocks. The Dow also posted a seven-day winning streak.
The 30-stock index closed 91.64 points higher at 24,831.17 with Verizon and Merck as the best-performing stocks. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 gained 0.2 percent to close at 2,727.72 as telecommunications and health care outperforming. The Nasdaq composite closed just below breakeven at 7,402.88.
For the week, the the Dow rose 2.3 percent — its biggest weekly gain since March — while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq climbed 2.4 percent and 2.7 percent.
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