US STOCKS-Apple, energy shares shine as Wall St rallies

lunes 16 de mayo de 2016 16:23 GYT

* Apple rises after Berkshire reports stake in company

* Energy stocks gain as oil prices hit highest in 6 months

* Anacor jumps after $5.2 bln buyout deal from Pfizer

* Indexes up: Dow 1 pct, S&P 0.98 pct, Nasdaq 1.22 pct (Updates with close of U.S. markets)

By Lewis Krauskopf

May 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied sharply on Monday, juiced by a jump in Apple shares and gains from energy stocks that were backed by stronger oil prices.

Apple shares finished up 3.7 percent after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a stake worth about $1 billion in the iPhone maker. The stock, which had lost about one-fifth of its value in the past month, gave the biggest boost to the three indexes.

The S&P energy sector gained 1.6 percent as oil prices hit six-month highs. Crude prices were supported by worries about global supply outages and as long-time bear Goldman Sachs sounded more positive on the market.

Oil prices have recovered some ground after touching 12-year lows earlier in 2016, with volatility in oil causing jitters in other markets.   Continuación...