US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P hits 1,200 on upbeat earnings, data

NEW YORK, April 14 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) rose at the open
on Wednesday boosted by stronger-than-expected results from
JPMorgan Chase and Intel, and after retail sales data provided
fresh evidence of an economic recovery.

The benchmark S&P 500 stock index (.SPX: ) shot above the key
1,200 level for the first time since September 2008, lifting
the index nearly 77 percent from a more than 12 year low in
March 2009.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) gained 36.20
points, or 0.33 percent, to 11,055.62. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index rose 4.96 points, or 0.41 percent, to 1,202.26. The
Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) added 17.39 points, or 0.71
percent, to 2,483.38.

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(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P hits 1,200 on upbeat earnings, data