US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends up on solid job figures

 NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks started a
traditionally healthy month on strong footing on Friday with
solid jobs figures, but the S&P 500 may need help to break to
new multi-year highs.
 The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 56.99
points, or 0.46 percent, to close unofficially at 12,376.72.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 6.58 points, or
0.50 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,332.41. The Nasdaq
Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 8.53 points, or 0.31 percent,
to end unofficially at 2,789.60.
 For the week, the Dow was up 1.3 percent, the S&P 500 rose
1.4 percent and the Nasdaq gained 1.7 percent.
(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Jan Paschal)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends up on solid job figures