US STOCKS-Wall St rises on Greek deal hopes; Apple hits record

martes 10 de febrero de 2015 18:12 GYT

* Apple up after bond pricing, sets market cap record

* U.S. Dec. job openings hit highest level since Jan. 2001

* Indexes up: Dow 0.79 pct, S&P 1.07 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct (Updates to the close of trading)

By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday on hopes that Greek debt negotiations could result in a deal that stabilizes Europe, while Apple helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq as it became the first U.S. company worth more than $700 billion.

Apple Inc shares closed up 1.9 percent to $122.02 after it priced Swiss franc bonds.

S&P 500 utilities were the day's strongest sector, after declining the day before, and the energy sector pared losses despite a slump in crude prices.

Investors focused on news from Greece and Ukraine, said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

"Today you're bouncing off a 50-day moving average, which is a pure technical play. The fundamentals are improving a little bit because the situation in Ukraine did not explode. That was a concern over the weekend. Also, Greece hasn't fallen off the radar," Sarhan said.   Continuación...