US STOCKS-S&P 500 breaches 2100 as oil, earnings drive gains

martes 19 de abril de 2016 11:16 GYT

* Crude up about 3 pct as Kuwaiti oil workers strike

* Goldman Sachs up after results

* Netflix sinks after poor forecast

* Dow up 0.33 pct, S&P up 0.33 pct, Nasdaq down 0.13 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

April 19 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 breached 2,100 on Tuesday, about 30 points shy of its record high, boosted by a rise in crude and earnings reports from heavyweights Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

The Dow Jones industrial average stayed above 18,000, a day after crossing the key psychological barrier for the first time since July, on rising optimism that corporate earnings would continue to beat tempered expectations.

Oil was up about 3 percent, shrugging off Sunday's failed talks among producers to tackle a global glut.

Only the Nasdaq composite edged lower, weighed by a 25 percent slide in Illumina. The diagnostic test maker's shares were trading at $133.81 after its preliminary results fell short of expectations.   Continuación...