Stocks rallied on Friday as advancing commodity prices lifted shares of natural resource companies, while a sliding dollar boosted multinationals, including Coca-Cola Co .

* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 96.77 points, or 1.15 percent, to 8,500.57. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 12.32 points, or 1.36 percent, to 919.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> put on 22.54 points, or 1.29 percent, to 1,774.33.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Kenneth Barry)