US STOCKS-Wall St turn positive after weak start as tech rebounds

martes 9 de febrero de 2016 11:15 GYT

* Oil prices reverse course to trade lower

* Viacom lower after revenue misses estimates

* Regeneron Pharma hit by weak sales forecast

* Dow down 0.1 pct, S&P up 0.15 pct, Nasdaq up 0.68 pct (Updates to open)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street eked out small gains in early trading on Tuesday, easing off a lower opening, as a drop in energy and financial stocks was offset by a rebound in the technology sector.

Six of the 10 major S&P sectors were lower, led by a 0.9 percent rise in the technology sector.

Facebook and Alphabet were both up about 2 percent. Microsoft was up 1.2 percent. The stocks, all of which fell heavily in the past two days, were giving the biggest boost to the S&P and the Nasdaq.

U.S. stocks have taken a beating for the better part of this year on increasing concerns of a sustained slowdown in global economic growth and falling oil prices.   Continuación...