In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian markets were little changed in trading Friday Sept. 13, 2013 as investors awaited a decision from the U.S. on a possible attack on Syria as well as on stimulus measures. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK — Stocks are continuing their September rally.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its best week since January with a gain of 3 percent.
Today the Dow rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,376.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,687.
The Nasdaq composite rose six points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,722.
Intel led the Dow higher with a gain of 81 cents, or 3.6 percent, to $23.24 after Jefferies & Co. upgraded its rating on the stock.
Ulta Salon surged $17.43, or 17 percent, to $117.53 after reporting a 28 percent profit gain.
Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was lighter than average at 2.7 billion shares.