US STOCKS-Wall Street higher as crude oil steadies

martes 22 de diciembre de 2015 10:57 GYT

* Q3 GDP growth at 2 percent

* Chipotle down after Federal probe into E.coli strain

* Brent recovers from 11-year low

* Indexes up: Dow 0.32 pct, S&P 0.30 pct, Nasdaq 0.20 pct (Updates to open)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher in trading on Tuesday as GDP data for the third quarter showed stronger-than-expected growth and crude oil prices eased off multi-year lows.

Brent crude pared some of its losses from Monday, when it slid to its lowest since mid-2004, but global oversupply concerns limited gains.

Trading volumes are expected to be relatively light this week, with U.S. stock markets operating a shortened session on Thursday and closing on Friday for Christmas.

"I think the main thing that markets are going to be looking at today is the whole deal with oil," said Matthew Tuttle, chief executive, Tuttle Tactical Management in Stamford, Connecticut.   Continuación...