US STOCKS-S&P 500 ends at record high boosted by tech shares

miércoles 26 de noviembre de 2014 17:40 GYT
 

* Chipmaker shares at highest since mid-2001

* HP, Analog Devices rally after results

* U.S. markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday

* Dow up 0.07 pct, S&P up 0.28 pct, Nasdaq up 0.61 pct (Updates to market close)

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday boosted by tech shares, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials closing at records, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.

Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index closing up 2.1 percent to its highest since June 2001. Analog Devices jumped 5.5 percent to $54.56, leading the sector a day after posting results.

Hewlett-Packard rose 4.1 percent to $39.16 the day after reporting fourth-quarter earnings.

Trading was relatively light, with 4.8 billion shares changing hands compared to the daily average this month of about 6.3 billion. The stock market will be closed on Thursday, while Friday will be a half-day session with the close at 1 p.m. (1800 GMT).   Continuación...