US STOCKS-S&P hits record high as U.S. economic outlook brightens

lunes 11 de julio de 2016 12:50 GYT

* Dow touches more than 13-month high

* Apple gives biggest boost to S&P

* Indexes up: Dow 0.63 pct, S&P 0.49 pct, Nasdaq 0.77 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

July 11 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a record intraday high on Monday as investors were more optimistic about the U.S. economy amid lingering concerns about global growth.

The benchmark index, which struggled to break past its May 2015 high in the past few months, got a solid boost on Friday after a robust monthly jobs report.

The S&P 500 touched a record intraday high of 2,140.43 points, topping its previous all-time high of 2,134.72. At 11:13 a.m. ET, the index was up 10.53 points, or 0.49 percent.

The gains were broad-based, with seven of the 10 major S&P sectors higher. Industrials and consumer staples also hit record highs.

Utilities and telecom service stocks, considered defensive sectors, fell about 0.4 percent.   Continuación...