US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St closes higher on GE divestment and buyback

viernes 10 de abril de 2015 16:07 GYT

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed out a strong week with a broad rally on Friday as investors lauded GE's decision to divest most of its high-risk GE Capital business and repurchase up to $50 billion of its shares.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 98.92 points, or 0.55 percent, to 18,057.65, the S&P 500 gained 10.89 points, or 0.52 percent, to 2,102.07 and the Nasdaq Composite added 21.41 points, or 0.43 percent, to 4,995.98.

For the week, the Dow is up 1.6 pct, the S&P 500 up 1.7 pct, and the Nasdaq up 2.2 pct.

(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)