The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 rose on Friday as positive broker comments on Microsoft
On Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 15.87 points, or 0.19 percent, to close unofficially at 8,539.73. But the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 2.86 points, or 0.31 percent, to end unofficially at 921.23. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 19.75 points, or 1.09 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,827.47.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jan Paschal)