US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends up; quarter’s end in view

 NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on
Wednesday with activity dominated by money managers buying
recent winners, including energy and small-caps, as the
quarter nears its end.
 Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones
industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) shot up 71.60 points, or 0.58
percent, to end unofficially at 12,350.61. The Standard &
Poor's 500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) gained 8.82 points, or 0.67 percent,
to finish unofficially at 1,328.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index
(.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) climbed 19.90 points, or 0.72 percent, to close
unofficially at 2,776.79.
 The Russell 2000 index (.RUT: Quote, Profile, Research) closed at the highest level
since October 2007.
 (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)







US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends up; quarter’s end in view