US STOCKS-Wall St up after 5 down days, helped by data, energy

viernes 16 de enero de 2015 15:43 GYT

* Energy shares climb with crude bounce

* Jefferies talks rescue deal with FXCM - source

* Indexes up: Dow 0.5 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 0.7 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks bounced back after five sessions of losses on Friday, along with a sharp rebound in energy shares, following data that signaled the U.S. economy was on track for solid growth.

U.S. consumer sentiment hit its highest in 11 years in January, while factory output rose last month, reports showed.

Investors attempted to interpret the impact of the move by the Swiss National Bank on Thursday to lift the cap on the Swiss franc. The decision could be seen as foreshadowing a large stimulus move by the European Central Bank next week that would further weaken the euro, or as a safeguard against a possible Greek exit from the euro zone that could potentially destabilize the bloc.

All 10 of the S&P 500 sectors were higher, though energy led the charge, rising 2.8 percent. U.S. crude oil futures settled up 5.3 percent after the International Energy Agency forecast the market downtrend would end.

"Some of this is also just volatility, a little bit of a bounceback. Economic numbers are a little bit better as well. Consumer sentiment at an 11-year high... means maybe people are going to be out there spending a bit more," said Larry Peruzzi, senior equity trader at Cabrera Capital Markets Inc in Boston.   Continuación...