BUZZ-U.S. stocks weekly: Santa comes through

Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:11pm EST
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** Santa rally arrives as S&P 500 Index gains 2.8 pct for holiday shortened week, once again putting it back in positive territory YTD, although up just 0.10 pct

** Market players find a gift in every S&P 500 sector stocking as all 11 groups close up on the week

** Energy the leader, up 4.6 pct, finally gets some holiday cheer as Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund sees surprise upward reversal ; ONEOK surges 28 pct on guidance

** Materials a close second with 4.3 pct gain as steel stocks show some mettle, and - silver & gold - shares see some shine; Freeport McMoRan up 22 pct

** In tech, Microsoft continues sleigh ride into the clouds propelled by Barron's rec

** And Phil SE Semiconductor Index shakes off poor Micron forecast

** Still a struggle for Apple, though, at risk for first down year since 2008

** In Healthcare, Celgene shares celebrate new year a little early with 11 pct pop on patent litigation settlement

** Investors did receive some coal, however, as Chipotle Mexican Grill tumbled 9 pct on more E. coli fears , Bed Bath & Beyond fell into deeper sleep with 2.4 pct loss, and Nike just couldn't do it either, also losing 1.7 pct

** YTD sector performance for the S&P500 : (Messaging: RM: