US STOCKS-Stocks end stronger as investors look beyond mixed earnings

miércoles 22 de abril de 2015 17:09 GYT

(Adds detail on Nasdaq high, extended trade, upcoming reports)

* McDonald's up on turnaround talk

* Yum Brands gains on year-end confidence

* Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen

* Nasdaq 13 points short of record high close

* Indexes close up: Dow 0.49 pct, S&P 0.51 pct, Nasdaq 0.42 pct

By Noel Randewich

April 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended stronger on Wednesday as Visa's potential expansion into China and talk of a turnaround at McDonald's helped investors look beyond a mixed bag of quarterly earnings.

All of the 10 major S&P 500 sectors rose, with the tech index gaining 1.09 percent, propelled by Visa and MasterCard.   Continuación...