US STOCKS-S&P, Dow hit new peaks in JPMorgan-spurred rally

jueves 14 de julio de 2016 11:33 GYT

* JPMorgan revenue beat boosts stock; other banks also up

* BoE leaves rate unchanged, but signals stimulus to come

* Yum rises on strength in key China business

* Japan's Line Corp soars in U.S. market debut

* Indexes up: Dow 0.72 pct, S&P 0.57 pct, Nasdaq 0.63 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan and Tanya Agrawal

July 14 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow scaled new highs on Thursday as JPMorgan's strong results set an upbeat mood for earnings and spurred a rally in financial stocks.

While the Bank of England unexpectedly left interest rates unchanged, investors saw hope after the central bank signaled there would be a stimulus program in August, once the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union had been assessed.

JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported quarterly revenue rise that beat estimates by a hefty margin. The bank's shares rose 2.6 percent, while the S&P financial index's 1.1 percent gain led the gainers among the 10 major S&P sectors.   Continuación...