US STOCKS-Nasdaq hits 15-year high, propelled by Amazon, Microsoft

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By Tanya Agrawal

April 24 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite extended its gains in late morning trading on Friday, hitting a 15-year intraday high, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

A majority of the ten S&P sectors rose, with the consumer discretionary index gaining 1.1 percent on the back of Amazon. The online retailer hit a lifetime high after its revenue beat estimates.

Google gained 3.1 percent to $575 after reporting higher quarterly revenue and profit and Microsoft added 8 percent to $46.85 after it topped Wall Street estimates.

The Nasdaq rose to 5,099.12, the highest since touching a record of 5,132.52 in March 2000.   Continuación...