The stock extended modest gains on Friday, with the S&P 500 trading above its highest closing time of 3,025.86, set for July 26. The index was trading at 3,027.35, shy of its all-time high of 3,027.98, also set at 26 July. In its latest action, S&P rose 15.59 points to 3.025.88, a gain of 0.5%. The Dow Jones industrial average
DJIA, + 0.64% ,
meanwhile, it was about 188 pints higher at 26,993, a gain of 0.7% and below its highest closing time of 27,359.16, also set in July.