US STOCKS-Apple, health stocks boost indexes; Fed minutes awaited

miércoles 18 de noviembre de 2015 12:35 GYT

* Apple rises after Goldman adds to "conviction buy" list

* Fairchild Semiconductor up after buyout offer

* Fed minutes for Oct. meeting expected at 2 p.m. ET

* Indexes up: Dow 0.53 pct, S&P 0.50 pct, Nasdaq 0.51 pct (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Gains in Apple shares and healthcare stocks boosted Wall Street on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting that were likely to underpin expectations of an interest rate hike next month.

Apple's shares were up 3 percent at $117.07 after Goldman Sachs added the iPhone maker to its "conviction buy" list, saying it sees potential for the stock gaining as much as 43 percent from current levels.

The stock provided the biggest boost to the three major indexes, accounting for nearly a fifth of the Dow's gains.

Investors, however, remained cautious due to heightened security concerns after last week's deadly attacks in Paris.   Continuación...