U.S. stocks rose on Friday on strength from Caterpillar
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 47.23 points, or 0.37 percent, to end unofficially at 12,810.54. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 3.13 points, or 0.23 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,363.61. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 1.01 points, or 0.04 percent, to close unofficially at 2,873.54.
For the week, the Dow is up 2.4 percent, the S&P 500 is up 2 percent and the Nasdaq is up 1.9 percent.
For the month of April, the Dow is up 4 percent, the S&P 500 is up 2.8 percent and the Nasdaq is up 3.3 percent.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)