The WWD Global Stock Tracker ended the trading week up 0.7 percent to 100.41.
That’s up from 99.82 on Tuesday, its first sub-100 resting point since Aug. 20. The tracker was introduced with a baseline mark of 100 on July 8. The close was still below 101.29 from a week ago.
Also up were the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group, up 0.7 percent to 938.39, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 1 percent to 17,113.15.
Most major global indices also ended their trading sessions up. The FTSE MIB in Milan rose 1.9 percent to 20,795.37, while the CAC 40 in Paris increased 0.9 percent to 4,394.74. Also gaining slight ground was the FTSE 100 in London, up 0.2 percent to 6.649.39. The exception was the DAX in Frankfurt, which fell 0.2 percent to 9,490.55.
Leading the stocks tracked by WWD was Nike Inc., showing signs of strength following its posting of strong first-quarter results Thursday, climbing 12.2 percent to $89.50. Yoox.com rose 6.1 percent to 17.94 euros, or $22.87 at current exchange, followed by I.T. Ltd., up 6 percent to 2.85 Hong Kong dollars, or 37 cents.
Among those that lost ground was American Apparel Inc., down 3.4 percent to 78 cents, followed by Sears Holdings Corp., falling 3.2 percent to $24.84. Investors were concerned about Sears’ Canadian business, which was the subject of speculation over whether a bankruptcy filing was a possibility down the road. Li Ning Co. fell 2.8 percent to 4.16 yuan, or 54 cents.