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

miércoles 18 de noviembre de 2015 13:58 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 0.80 pct, S&P 0.81 pct, Nasdaq 0.89 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher on Wednesday, boosted by Apple and healthcare stocks, as investors treaded water ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting that could help clarify the central bank's position on a December rate hike.

Apple's shares were up 2.6 percent at $116.65 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.

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