US STOCKS-Wall St opens higher as investors cheer jobs data

viernes 4 de diciembre de 2015 10:55 GYT

* OPEC sets output ceiling at 31.5 mln bpd - sources

* Nonfarm payrolls increase 211,000 in November

* Unemployment rate holds steady at 5 pct

* Average hourly earnings increase 4 cents

* Indexes up: Dow 1.04 pct, S&P 0.95 pct, Nasdaq 0.93 pct (Adds details, updates prices)

By Sweta Singh

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data built the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade.

Nine of the 10 major S&P 500 sectors were higher. Only the energy index was weaker after sources said OPEC would maintain its production outlook in an oversupplied market. The utilities index led the advancers with a rise of 1.03 percent.

Oil prices slumped following the OPEC news.   Continuación...