US STOCKS-Wall St higher as modest impact seen from Paris attack

lunes 16 de noviembre de 2015 11:10 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Monday with investors seeing little long-term economic impact from Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.

Eight of the 10 major S&P sectors were higher, with the energy sector's 1.20 percent rise leading the advancers. Oil prices rose after French air strikes before easing back as a supply glut weighed.

Exxon's shares were up 1.1 percent and Chevron 1.7 percent.

"Expectations are that (the attacks) will have a modest potential economic impact and, as a result, markets have the potential to look through this over the very near term," said Eric Wiegand, senior portfolio manager at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank in New York.   Continuación...