The S&P 500 is the U.S. stock market's most popular and followed index. It tracks the 500 largest public U.S. companies and is how people often gauge the health of the U.S. economy. Although the S&P 500 isn't known for its eye-popping dividend yield, it does have a respectable one, currently around 1.6%.
Big tech, mining and pharma stocks were making moves on Friday.
Pharmacy and retail company Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) jumped as much as 8.8% in trading on Thursday as investors think shares have finally hit bottom. There wasn't significant news out about Walgreens Boots Alliance today, but the company may be seeing a bit of a short squeeze. Walgreens Boots Alliance has reported a $3.1 billion loss in the past year, but shares are trading for just 0.14 times sales, so there's an argument this could be a great value stock if the company can return to profitability.