U.S. stock indexes end at records, helped by Apple earnings, ISM data


U.S. equities finished the week by breaking another set of records on Friday, as all three major benchmarks closed at highs thanks to strong Apple earnings and ISM nonmanufacturing data for October. The Dow

DJIA, +0.10%

which opened at an intraday record, was 0.1% up at 23,539, making this its eighth straight weekly gain. Meanwhile, the S&P 500

SPX, +0.31%

rose 0.3% to 2,588, also the eighth positive week in a row. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite

COMP, +0.74%

rose 0.7% to 6,764, marking its sixth consecutive weekly gain. Apple

AAPL, +2.61%

one of Friday’s main drivers, rose 2.7% to $172.60 and zeroed in on a $900 billion valuation, after beating earnings estimates late Thursday.