US STOCKS-Tech triumvirate propels Nasdaq, S&P to record highs

viernes 24 de abril de 2015 16:40 GYT

* Amazon shares hit life high after revenue beats estimates

* Xerox slumps after it cuts forecast

* Time Warner Cable rises; Charter seeks talks

* Indexes ends up: Dow 0.12 pct, S&P 0.23 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

April 24 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

The Nasdaq Composite added 0.71 percent to end at 5,092.09, its second straight record high close. The S&P 500 rose 0.23 percent to a record high close of 2,117.69 points, barely above its previous high of 2,117.39 set on March 2.

Amazon surged 14.13 percent to a lifetime high after revenue beat estimates.

Google ended 2.9 percent after reporting higher quarterly results while Microsoft jumped 10.45 percent after it topped estimates.   Continuación...