Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 inched higher on Friday, helped along by healthcare stocks after U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech blasting high drug prices but avoided taking aggressive measures to cut them.

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 90.58 points, or 0.37 percent, to 24,830.11, the S&P 500 gained 4.62 points, or 0.17 percent, to 2,727.69 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.09 points, or 0.03 percent, to 7,402.88.

 

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; editing by Jonathan Oatis)