(Reuters) – The New York Stock Exchange ended in mixed order on Friday, with the Dow Jones down slightly while the S&P-500 closed for the first time in its history above 5,000 points, driven by the largest capitalizations.

The Dow Jones index fell 0.14%, or 54.64 points, to 38,671.69 points.

The broader S&P-500 gained 28.70 points, or 0.57%, to 5,026.61 points.

The Nasdaq Composite advanced 196.95 points (1.25%) to 15,990.66 points, after exceeding 16,000 points during the session for the first time since November 2021.

In the absence of important indicators and while several monetary policy makers once again called for caution this week before a rate cut by the Federal Reserve, investors turned in particular to stocks linked to artificial intelligence counting on good quarterly results.

The largest market capitalizations such as Microsoft (+1.55%), Alphabet (+2.11%) and Amazon.com (+2.71%) benefited from the trend, as did semiconductor manufacturers, particularly Nvidia whose stock finished at a record level (+3.57%).

(Written by Sinéad Carew and Sruthi Shankar, Tangi Salaün)

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