(CNBC) Stocks traded slightly higher on Friday as investors weighed better-than-expected economic data against a mixed batch of quarterly earnings.
The S&P 500 climbed 0.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32 points. The Nasdaq Composite hovered around the flatline.
First-quarter gross domestic product was 3.2%, the Commerce Department said on Friday, topping the consensus economist estimate of 2.5%, according to Dow Jones. An increase in exports drove the increase.
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