US STOCKS-Facebook 'likes' push Wall Street higher

jueves 28 de enero de 2016 17:29 GYT

* Crude pares some gains after sharp spike

* Facebook leads tech-fueled gains on Nasdaq

* tanks in extended trade following quarterly report

* Indexes up: Dow 0.79 pct, S&P 0.55 pct, Nasdaq 0.86 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Jan 28 (Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Thursday as a blockbuster quarterly report from Facebook drove tech shares higher and a bounce in oil prices propped up the beleaguered energy sector.

Facebook surged 15.5 percent in its biggest one-day leap since 2013 after the digital advertising behemoth smashed expectations with a 52-percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue.

Helped also by a 4.28-percent gain in Alphabet, the S&P tech sector surged 1.48 percent.

The S&P energy sector rallied 3.15 percent, buoyed by a rise of almost 3 percent in oil prices due to speculation that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries would cut output to boost prices.   Continuación...