US STOCKS-Wall St climbs after retail sales data; healthcare up

jueves 11 de junio de 2015 16:37 GYT

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By Caroline Valetkevitch

June 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as retail sales data lifted the outlook for consumer spending and as healthcare shares gained.

The S&P 500 health care index gained 0.5 percent and was among the day's best-performing sectors, led by shares of Eli Lilly.

Eli Lilly hit a 14-year high, closing up 4.1 percent at $86.59, with investors anticipating data from an extended trial of an experimental Alzheimer's drug that could become available to doctors in the coming weeks.   Continuación...