US STOCKS-Wall St muted as investors recover from selloff

martes 5 de enero de 2016 12:44 GYT

* Gilead up after hep B drug found safe

* First Solar up after Goldman upgrades stock to buy

* Crude slips amid Chinese economy worries

* Dow down 0.05 pct, S&P up 0.14 pct, Nasdaq up 0.17 pct (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks recovered on Tuesday from a bruising selloff on the first trading day of the year, but early gains evaporated as investors remained wary of a global economic slowdown.

The shaky start to the year was also underpinned by a fall in crude oil prices. Energy stocks dragged the S&P 500 down, with Exxon and Chevron weighing the most.

Healthcare stocks, however, provided some support, boosted by Gilead and UnitedHealth.

Global stocks plunged on Monday, with the Dow making its worst start to a year since 2008, after weak factory data out of China and the United States.   Continuación...