US STOCKS-Wall St up as battered consumer, bank stocks seem bargains

martes 16 de febrero de 2016 14:00 GYT

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* Indexes up: Dow 1.06 pct, S&P 1.26 pct, Nasdaq 1.76 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher on Tuesday afternoon, extending a rally from Friday, as investors went bargain hunting among beaten-down consumer discretionary, industrial and financial stocks.

Even a drop in crude oil prices, which has dictated the stock market's move recently, failed to derail stocks. The energy sector was the lone laggard among the 10 major S&P sectors, as oil prices fell.

The consumer discretionary index's 1.93 percent rise led the advancers. The industrials, financials, technology and health sectors were also up more than 1 percent.   Continuación...