The Dow industrials <.DJI> and the Nasdaq <.IXIC> briefly added to gains on Friday after a reading of consumer sentiment came in better than expected.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 10.20 points, or 0.12 percent, to 8,341.52. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 1.73 points, or 0.19 percent, to 891.34. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 4.70 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,693.91.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)