US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; DuPont boosts Dow and S&P

martes 6 de octubre de 2015 10:02 GYT

* Health stocks resume decline, weigh on Nasdaq

* DuPont up 10.5 pct after CEO resigns

* Pepsi up 1.5 pct after strong results

* Indexes: Dow up 0.37 pct, S&P up 0.09 pct, Nasdaq down 0.11 pct (Updates to open)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in morning trading, with a surge in DuPont helping the Dow inch higher and a decline in health care stocks weighing on the Nasdaq.

The S&P was little changed after having gained 5.6 percent over the past five days, its best 5-day run since 2011.

DuPont rose 10.6 percent to $56.74 after it said CEO Ellen Kullman would step down. The stock gave the biggest boost to the S&P and the Dow, where it added nearly 36 points.

All three major U.S. indexes have gained since Friday when a weak U.S. jobs report led to expectations that the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates this year, meaning the era of near-zero interest rates would continue.   Continuación...