US STOCKS-Wall St up 1 pct in broad rally; Intel weighs on Nasdaq

jueves 12 de marzo de 2015 12:16 GYT

* Wall St coming off extended decline

* Bank stocks higher after Fed stress tests

* Weekly jobless claims fall; retail sales disappoint

* Intel shares fall after lowered outlook

* Indexes up: Dow 1 pct, S&P 0.9 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Updates to afternoon trading)

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in a broad rally on Thursday, with banking stocks among the biggest gainers of the day, though tech shares were pressured by a weak outlook from Intel.

Nine of the 10 primary S&P 500 sectors were higher on the day, though the rally only represented a partial rebound off a recent bout of weakness, which took the S&P 500 down in eight of the past 11 sessions, and off 3 percent over the past four sessions alone.

The weakness has largely been driven by concerns the Fed could raise rates as early as June. Last week's strong payroll report solidified this view as the central bank said it would begin raising rates when it deemed the economy strong enough.   Continuación...