US STOCKS-Wall St recovers but China concerns weigh

martes 13 de octubre de 2015 11:33 GYT

* Chinese imports fall 20 pct in September

* Molson Coors shares surge on SABMiller-AB Inbev deal

* Twitter up after upbeat forecast, layoffs

* Indexes up: Dow 0.13 pct, S&P 0.14 pct, Nasdaq 0.27 pct (Changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street recovered from earlier losses in muted trading on Tuesday, helped by a rise in health care stocks, but gains were constrained by renewed fears of slowing growth in China.

Data showed Chinese imports fell 20 percent in September due to weak domestic demand, indicating that growth in the world's second-largest economy was sputtering.

"(News from) overseas seems to be drawing most of the attention here and we'll see what the U.S. does to counteract that," said Paul Springmeyer, senior portfolio manager at the private client reserve at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis.

At 11:23 a.m. ET (1523 GMT), the Dow Jones industrial average was up 22.25 points, or 0.13 percent, at 17,154.11, the S&P 500 was up 2.85 points, or 0.14 percent, at 2,020.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 13.24 points, or 0.27 percent, at 4,851.88.   Continuación...