REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St rises on Greek deal hopes even as energy drops

martes 10 de febrero de 2015 18:10 GYT

(Changes "Sahran" to "Sarhan" in paragraph 4)

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By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday on hopes that Greek debt negotiations could result in a deal that stabilizes Europe although a drop in oil prices limited the advance.

S&P 500 utilities and healthcare stocks led the market increase as those sectors bounced back after they declined the day before, while the energy sector was hurt the fall in oil prices.

Investors are sticking to trading within a narrow range as they wait for geopolitical news from Greece and Ukraine, said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

"Today you're bouncing off a 50 day moving average, which is a pure technical play. The fundamentals are improving a little bit because the situation in Ukraine did not explode. That was a concern over the weekend. Also Greece hasn't fallen off the radar," Sarhan said. "Investors are looking at this as a cup that's half full, not half empty."   Continuación...