US STOCKS-Wall St jumps at the open, helped by consumer, bank stocks

martes 16 de febrero de 2016 10:57 GYT
 

* Crude prices stabilize on output freeze deal

* Financials gains, led by banks

* ADT surges on Apollo Global buyout offer

* Community Health slumps after unexpected loss

* Indexes up: Dow 0.97 pct, S&P 1.15 pct, Nasdaq 1.63 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher on Tuesday morning, extending a rally from Friday, as cautious investors looked for bargains among beaten-down financial and consumer discretionary stocks and as oil prices stabilized.

Brent crude oil prices hit a 12-day high after four of the world's largest producers agreed to freeze output, but quickly gave up those gains to trade flat as investors had hoped for an outright cut in supplies.

U.S. crude was around $30 per barrel and Brent at about $33.   Continuación...