Stocks moved higher on Friday, as the Nasdaq rose more than 1 percent on gains in semiconductor stocks and the S&P 500 advanced 1 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 84.56 points, or 0.91 percent, to 9,429.17. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 10.23 points, or 1.02 percent, to 1,013.47. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> climbed 26.65 points, or 1.35 percent, to 2,009.85.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Jan Paschal)