Stocks rebounded Friday after a two-day sell-off on fears of slowing growth and rising inflation.
Helping brighten the mood was a more market-friendly view on inflation from Cleveland Fed president Sandra Pianalto, and falling oil prices also helped traders’ moods.
shares managed a solid gain on the day despite a widening leak scandal that threatened to claim the company’s chairman.
surged 5.5% on a Jefferies buy rating on growing product diversification away from DRAM.
lost 1.3% on growing stock option liabilities.
added 1.6% on a new CEO.
fell on their results.
The Nasdaq gained 10 to 2165, the S&P 500 added 5 to 1299, and the Dow rose 60 to 11,392. Volume declined to 2.05 billion shares on the NYSE, and 1.5 billion on the Nasdaq. Advancers led 19-12 on the NYSE, and 16-13 on the Nasdaq. Upside volume was 60% on the NYSE, and 62% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 69-46 on the NYSE, and 59-49 on the Nasdaq.