US STOCKS-Wall Street ends on upbeat earnings from Berkshire, Cognizant

lunes 4 de mayo de 2015 16:26 GYT

* McDonald's ends down after revealing turnaround plan

* Berkshire gives biggest boost to S&P

* Fracking stocks fall after Einhorn comments

* Indexes end higher: Dow 0.26 pct, S&P 0.29 pct, Nasdaq 0.23 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

May 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Monday as corporate earnings came in better than feared, although shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan left investors wanting more.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc rose 1.62 percent, giving the biggest boost to the S&P 500 after the insurance and investment conglomerate's results beat forecasts.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46.34 points, or 0.26 percent, to end at 18,070.4, and the S&P 500 gained 6.2 points, or 0.29 percent, to 2,114.49, just shy of its record-high close of 2,117.69 on April 24.

The Nasdaq Composite added 11.54 points, or 0.23 percent, to 5,016.93.   Continuación...