US STOCKS-U.S. stocks rise slightly on hopes for Greece bailout

viernes 26 de junio de 2015 10:24 GYT

* Euro zone can help Greece repay debt in bailout extension

* Seven of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up

* Indexes up: Dow 0.59 pct, S&P 0.24 pct, Nasdaq 0.04 pct (Updates to open)

By Sweta Singh

June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose slightly on Friday as investors were encouraged by signals of a possible deal between Greece and its creditors that could help the country avert a debt default.

Euro zone partners offered to release billions in frozen aid in a last-minute push to win Greece's acceptance for a cash-for-reform deal.

Greece failed to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday.

"For most part we are trading off any news that comes out of Greece. I am looking for an agreement that falls somewhere in between full compliance and default," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago.

Investors also await the annual tweaks to the makeup of Russell stock indexes that may produce a rush of transactions worth over $40 billion in the final moments of trading on Friday.   Continuación...