Defensive sectors were among the gainers. Value names also advanced. The S&P; 500 value index rose, while the S&P; 500 growth index fell.
The S&P; 500 rallied significantly during the course of the week to fill the gap from the previous break down.
The S&P; 500 has pulled back a bit during the trading session on Friday, only to turn around and form a bullish looking candle yet again.