REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St gains after ECB stimulus move; banks lead

jueves 22 de enero de 2015 18:16 GYT

(Corrects analyst location in paragraph five to Boston, not New York)

* ECB's Draghi announces bond-buying program

* Verizon, American Express fall after results

* Indexes up: Dow 1.6 pct, S&P 500 1.6 pct, Nasdaq 1.8 pct

By Lucas Iberico Lozada

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose to session highs ahead of the close on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced larger than expected measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy.

The ECB will buy 60 billion euros worth of assets per month, more than markets had been hoping for, in a program that will last through September 2016.

Shares in Europe jumped 1.6 percent to close at a seven-year high.

Analysts said that, while traders applauded the ECB's decision, many questions remain about the strength of euro zone activity.   Continuación...