US STOCKS-U.S. stocks hit record highs as oil rises

lunes 15 de agosto de 2016 09:57 GYT
 

* Oil prices above $47

* Fed to release minutes of July meeting on Wednesday

* Indexes up: Dow 0.36 pct, S&P 0.28 pct, Nasdaq 0.35 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 15 (Reuters) - The three major U.S. stock indexes hit all-time highs on Monday, building on the record-setting rally of the past few weeks, as oil prices rose.

Oil rose above the $47 mark and was near its one-month high, as speculation intensified that producers may try to work out ways to support prices in an oversupplied market.

The S&P 500 energy index rose 0.75 percent and was the top percentage gainer among eight of the benchmark's 10 major indexes that were in the black.

A strong monthly jobs report on Aug 5 boosted optimism about the U.S. economy, driving all three major indexes to close at record levels last Thursday - their first since 1999.

The S&P 500 index has notched 13 record intraday highs since July, including Monday.   Continuación...