US STOCKS-Obamacare and Apple boost Wall Street

lunes 21 de diciembre de 2015 15:42 GYT
 

* Disney gives back early gains

* Juniper down on U.S. probe into code

* Apple gives biggest boost to indexes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.42 pct, S&P 0.51 pct, Nasdaq 0.69 pct (Updates to afternoon)

By Noel Randewich

Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks moved higher on Monday, helped by a bounce in Apple and a rally in hospital stocks after more Americans signed up for subsidized health insurance.

Shares of Apple Inc, under pressure in December over concerns that iPhone sales could miss estimates, rebounded 1 percent and gave a boost to major indexes.

Nine of the 10 S&P sectors were higher, led by a 0.75 percent rise in health and a 0.74 percent increase in technology.

About 6 million people have signed up for subsidized health insurance, often called Obamacare, including 2.4 million new customers, the U.S. government said.   Continuación...