February 5, 2015 / 9:03 PM / 3 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises on oil, M&A

NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday as energy shares bounced with oil prices, while news Pfizer would buy Hospira in a massive deal also lifted boosted sentiment.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 205.82 points, or 1.16 percent, to 17,878.84, the S&P 500 gained 20.79 points, or 1.02 percent, to 2,062.3 and the Nasdaq Composite added 48.39 points, or 1.03 percent, to 4,765.10. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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