US STOCKS-Wall St rises with healthcare; oil rallies

miércoles 6 de abril de 2016 16:57 GYT
 

* Fed minutes show caution over rate hike path

* Pfizer, Allergan lead gains in healthcare sector

* Oil gains boost energy sector

* Indexes up: Dow 0.64 pct, S&P 1.05 pct, Nasdaq 1.59 pct (Updates to close)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

April 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, bolstered by gains in healthcare shares after the collapse of the $160 billion merger of Pfizer and Allergan, and by a rise in energy shares.

Minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting suggested the Fed was unlikely to raise interest rates before June.

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Ireland-based Allergan Plc called off their merger after new U.S. Treasury rules aimed at curbing tax-cutting inversion deals.

News of the merger's breakup boosted the healthcare sector on hopes that the pharmaceutical giants could turn to smaller targets.   Continuación...