US STOCKS-Wall St higher as health care stocks bounce back

martes 29 de septiembre de 2015 10:26 GYT
 

* Consumer confidence highest since January

* Nine of 10 S&P sectors up

* Health care index bounces back

* Indexes up: Dow 0.38 pct, S&P 0.61 pct, Nasdaq 0.72 pct (Adds details, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar and Sweta Singh

Sept 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher on Tuesday as shares of health care companies and raw material producers bounced back and data showed consumer confidence was at its highest since January.

Commodity prices, which fell after weak Chinese data on Monday and sparked a sharp selloff, edged up but held to their multi-year lows.

Nine of the 10 S&P sectors were up, with the healthcare index's 2.12 percent gain leading the advancers. The index had been under pressure after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized drug pricing.

Vertex Pharma and Biogen were up more than 4 percent and were among the top gainers on the index.   Continuación...