US STOCKS-Apple and Microsoft pull Wall Street aloft as trade worries abate


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* Main indexes benefit after dual true days of losses

* Apple adult on JPM’s iPhone volume foresee raise, Cook’s comments

* Merck rises after earnest information from cancer drug

* Indexes: Dow adult 0.36%, SP 500 adult 0.50%, Nasdaq adult 0.75% (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. bonds climbed on Monday, helped by gains in Apple, Microsoft and Merck Co, as investors set aside worries about a U.S.-China trade war.

Shares of Apple Inc rose 2.4% after Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told a German daily that sales of a company’s newest iPhones were off to a clever start, while JP Morgan lifted a foresee for conveyance volumes. Apple is struggling to retreat timorous iPhone sales amid temperate tellurian direct for smartphones.

Also helped by a 0.9% arise in Microsoft Corp, a SP 500 record index combined 1.0%, heading other sectors.

Sentiment on Wall Street got an additional boost after White House trade confidant Peter Navarro discharged reports that a Trump administration was deliberation delisting Chinese companies from U.S. batch exchanges as “fake news.”

Concerns associated to those reports had sent a SP 500 and Nasdaq to a some-more than three-week low on Friday.

“This thought of regulating opposite forms of levers that impact trade negotiations is something that we will get accustomed to,” pronounced Phil Blancato, arch executive officer of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management in New York.

U.S.-listed shares of Chinese firms Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Baidu Inc rose 0.8% and 1.5%, respectively.

The subsequent turn of high-stakes trade talks between a world’s dual largest economies is scheduled for October.

Wall Street’s categorical indexes are on march to finish Sep with a weakest quarterly opening so distant this year, rattled by a horde of factors including an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions, a inversion of an critical partial of a U.S. produce bend and domestic misunderstanding in Washington.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36% to finish during 26,916.83 points, while a SP 500 gained 0.50% to 2,976.73.

The Nasdaq Composite combined 0.75% to 7,999.34.

For a month, a SP 500 rose 1.7%, a Dow combined 2.1% and a Nasdaq gained 0.5%.

For a third quarter, a SP 500 and Dow changed adult 1.2%, while a Nasdaq dipped 0.1%.

Merck Co Inc gained 1.5% as it presented earnest information for a Lynparza cancer drug, that it grown in partnership with Britain’s AstraZeneca PLC.

Newell Brands Inc jumped 2.9% after SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded a domicile products builder to “buy.”

Investors this week will concentration on mercantile reports, including a pivotal jobs news and a Sep ISM purchasing managers index (PMI). August’s PMI information showed a contraction in a production sector.

Advancing issues outnumbered disappearing ones on a NYSE by a 1.45-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.28-to-1 ratio adored advancers.

The SP 500 posted 18 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; a Nasdaq Composite available 31 new highs and 117 new lows.

Volume on U.S. exchanges was 6.2 billion shares, compared to a 7.2 billion normal for a full event over a final 20 trade days.

(Additional stating by Medha Singh and Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru Editing by Nick Zieminski and Will Dunham)

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