US STOCKS-S&P 500 scores best week in almost a year

viernes 20 de noviembre de 2015 17:29 GYT

* Allergan up; unlikely to be hit by tax inversion rule

* Nike jumps on buyback, boosts Dow

* Alphabet gives biggest boost to S&P, Nasdaq

* Abercrombie & Fitch surges after results

* Indexes end up: Dow 0.51 pct, S&P 0.38 pct, Nasdaq 0.62 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street racked up a solid week on Friday, with healthcare, technology and consumer stock making gains and investors looking beyond a widely-expected December interest rate hike.

The S&P 500 ended its strongest week in almost a year, while the Dow Jones industrial average erased its year-to-date loss, led by a 5.46 percent jump in Nike, which announced a $12 billion share buyback and a 2-for-1 share split.

The sporting goods maker helped send the consumer discretionary sector up 1.23 percent, making it the top gainer among the 10 major S&P sectors.   Continuación...