US STOCKS-Obamacare, tech stocks boost Wall Street

lunes 21 de diciembre de 2015 17:39 GYT

* Disney gives back early gains

* Juniper down on U.S. probe into code

* Apple gives biggest boost to indexes

* Indexes end higher: Dow 0.72 pct, S&P 0.78 pct, Nasdaq 0.93 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended stronger on Monday, helped by bounces in Apple and Microsoft as well as 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, rose 1.23 percent and boosted major indexes.

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 on Friday.

Tenet Healthcare Corp jumped 11.6 percent, its best day since June. Universal Health Services Inc rose 3.64 percent.   Continuación...