New Zealand shares rose again today, the benchmark Top 50 Index gaining 15 points to end the trading week on 5419.
Mighty River Power shares climbed 8.5 cents to $2.96, while Meridian Energy rose 5.5 cents to $1.72 as both are now included in the MSCI global equity indexes.
Xero shares rose 59 cents to $17.52 on news that it has purchased a payroll software company to help with its US market rollout.
Diligent rose 16 cents to $4.99 on strong third-quarter sales results.
Spark rose 3.5 cents to $3.05 on upbeat comments at the annual shareholders' meeting.
On the downside, The Warehouse fell 3 cents to $3.17 on disappointing first quarter sales.
Sky TV shares eased 11 cents to $6. 34, Fletcher Building fell 14 cents to $8.36 and Ryman Healthcare fell 12 cents to $7.70.
The New Zealand dollar was slightly weaker ahead of some some key United States jobs data expected later tonight.
A short time ago, it was trading at 76.66 US cents, 89.57 Australian, 48.43 British pence, 0.6192 euro, 88.38 yen and 4.69 renminbi.