The Nasdaq composite index closed above 4,000 on Tuesday (November 26) for the first time since 2000, while the Dow and S&P ended barely changed.

Retailers and homebuilders were among the best performing sectors, responding to stronger-than-expected earnings and robust housing market data.

Big-cap technology stocks helped the Nasdaq the most on Friday to finish above 4,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 and sent the tech-heavy index hurtling.

On the Nasdaq, Apple gained 1.8 percent to $533.40, Google rose 1.2 percent to $1,058.41 and shares ended up 1.3 percent to $381.37.

The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 0.26 point to 16072.80. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 0.27 point to 1,802.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 23.18 points to 4,017.75.

Presented by Adam Justice