US STOCKS-U.S. stocks mixed as consumer data eases Greece worries

viernes 26 de junio de 2015 11:43 GYT

* June U.S. consumer sentiment better than expected

* Euro zone can help Greece repay debt in bailout extension

* Seven of the 10 S&P 500 sectors up

* Dow up 0.54 pct, S&P up 0.12 pct, Nasdaq down 0.35 pct (Updates to late morning)

By Sweta Singh

June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mixed in late morning trading on Friday as better-than-expected consumer confidence data brought some relief to investors concerned about a possible debt default by Greece.

University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment for June was 96.1, higher than its preliminary reading of 94.6.

"Investors are really craving healthy economic data. Any kind of incoming data that is stronger than expected is welcomed by the investor community," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.

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