CNBC: U.S. stocks roared back from a sharp sell-off on Friday as a rally in bond yields eased, while a stronger-than-expected jobs report boosted optimism for a faster economic recovery.
The Labor Department on Friday reported that nonfarm payrolls jumped by 379,000 for the month and the unemployment rate fell to 6.2%. That compared to expectations of 210,000 new jobs and the jobless rate to hold steady from the 6.3% rate in January, according to Dow Jones.
Stocks that would benefit from a rapid economic comeback jumped in the wake of the jobs report. The S&P 500 energy sector popped 3.9%, posting its best day since November. Occidental Petroleum jumped 4.5%, while Devon Energy rallied 8.4%. Financials and materials rose more than 2% each.
“Today’s employment report confirmed an economy poised for a broader reopening,” said Gregory Faranello, head of U.S. rates trading at AmeriVet Securities. Read More