US STOCKS-Wall St gains ahead of Fed as energy, bank shares jump

martes 15 de diciembre de 2015 17:42 GYT

* Exxon, Chevron up on crude oil price rise

* 3M falls after forecast cut

* Valeant up on distribution deal with Walgreens

* Indexes up: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 1.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.9 pct (Updates to close, adds details)

By Marcus E. Howard

Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose broadly on Tuesday but ended far off their session highs ahead of Wednesday's interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve.

Higher underlying inflation in November cemented market bets that the Fed will raise rates after its two-day meeting.

Bank stocks, which will likely benefit from higher rates, were among the market leaders with a 2.4-percent advance on the S&P financial sector index.

Goldman Sachs' 3.2-percent rise provided the biggest boost to the Dow industrials. JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley , Citigroup and Bank of America were each up more than 2.7 percent.   Continuación...