CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St ends up sharply as investors buy beaten-down shares
(Corrects paragraph 13 to say vehicle sales for Ford and GM stronger than expected)
* Gilead leads as biotechs end 5-day losing streak
* Railcar makers gain on new tough oil-train safety rules
* Social media stocks underperformers for week
* Indexes up: Dow 1 pct, S&P 1.1 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct
By Caroline Valetkevitch
May 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks bounced back sharply on Friday as investors snapped up beaten-down shares in the healthcare and technology sectors, and as data gave further signs of a pickup in the economy.
Apple provided the biggest boost to the major indexes, jumping 3 percent to $128.95 in its biggest daily percentage gain since January. The stock lost 2.7 percent on Thursday.
The Nasdaq snapped a four-day losing streak while the S&P tech sector gained 1.5 percent, among the day's best-performing sectors. Continuación...