US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after selloff; rate concerns limit gain

miércoles 11 de marzo de 2015 13:15 GYT

* S&P 500 coming off biggest one-day drop in two months

* SanDisk rallies, Goldman adds to Conviction Buy list

* Dow up 0.3 pct, S&P 500 up 0.2 pct, Nasdaq up 0.1 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched higher on Wednesday, rebounding from the previous day's selloff, but investors continued to focus on when the Federal Reserve would adjust its rate policies.

Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline in two months, surpassing a selloff of similar magnitude on Friday, on the increasing view the Fed may raise interest rates as soon as June.

S&P financials, up 0.9 percent, led gains on the S&P 500, after being among the biggest drags in Tuesday's session.

"The reason the Fed would raise rates is because growth dynamics are picking up, which would ultimately be a tailwind for markets, though markets will likely challenge that view with volatility," said Jeremy Zirin, chief equity strategist of wealth management at UBS in New York.

Sandisk Corp rose 4.8 percent to $84.01 after Goldman Sachs added the company to its "Conviction Buy" list. Express Inc rose 2 percent to $15.25 after fourth-quarter earnings and sales topped expectations.   Continuación...