5 de octubre de 2015 / 20:45 / hace 2 años

US STOCKS-Wall St rises as investors eye rate hike delay, oil up

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* Fed to move this year despite weak report-Fed's Rosengren

* GE boosts S&P after Peltz takes near 1 pct stake

* Energy boosted by oil price increase

* Health stocks hurt by drug pricing report, trade deal

* Indexes up: Dow 1.9 pct, S&P 1.8 pct, Nasdaq 1.6 pct

By Sinead Carew

Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising for the fifth day in a row, as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks and investors bet the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates this year.

The S&P's five-day rise of 5.6 percent was its best five days back to late 2011. Monday saw strong increases in industrials, energy, telecommunications and materials stocks.

Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for September showed job growth slowed in the last three months, increasing prospects that the era of near-zero interest rates will continue for a while yet.

"Wall Street's favorite movie is nightmare on your street. The missed unemployment number means the Fed is probably going to hold longer," said Stephen Massocca, Chief Investment Officer at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.

The Fed, which has not raised interest rates since June 2006, kept its benchmark rate unchanged in September, citing an uncertain global economic outlook and volatile markets.

Traders are pricing in only a 31-percent chance of a December hike, down from 44 percent before the jobs report, according to CME Group's FedWatch program.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 304.06 points, or 1.85 percent, to 16,776.43, the S&P 500 gained 35.69 points, or 1.83 percent, to 1,987.05 and the Nasdaq Composite added 73.49 points, or 1.56 percent, to 4,781.26.

All 10 major S&P sectors closed higher. The top boost for the industrial index's 3-percent rise was GE. It jumped 5.3 percent after Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management disclosed a roughly 1-percent stake..

Energy stocks jumped 3 percent, boosted by a 1.6 percent rise in U.S. crude oil prices. They were helped by a rally in U.S. gasoline and Russia's willingness to meet other major oil producers to discuss the market.

The Nasdaq biotechnology index fell 0.7 percent, breaking three days of gains. The index was crushed in the previous eight sessions on investor worries about drug price regulations.

The United States and other Pacific Rim countries reached a trade liberalization deal which fell short industry group expectations for drug patent protection.

With third-quarter earnings season starting this week, investors are beginning to factor in what could be the biggest fall in profits for S&P 500 companies in six years. Wall Street expects S&P 500 companies to report a 4.2 percent decline in earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by 2,734 to 373, for a 7.33-to-1 ratio; on the Nasdaq, 2,187 issues rose and 627 fell for a 3.49-to-1 ratio favoring advancers.

The S&P 500 posted 9 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq recorded 43 new highs and 33 lows.

Volume was strong with about 7.86 billion shares changing hands on U.S. exchanges, above the 7.32 billion average for the previous 20 sessions, according to Thomson Reuters data. (Additional reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar and Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr and Nick Zieminski)

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