US STOCKS-Healthcare leads Wall St recovery after Brussels blasts

martes 22 de marzo de 2016 13:54 GYT

* Explosions in Brussels kill at least 30 people

* Airline stocks hit hardest

* Indexes up: Dow 0.05 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq 0.48 pct (Update prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar and Tanya Agrawal

March 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street recouped early losses on Tuesday, helped by a rise in healthcare stocks, even as travel-related shares remained under pressure following the Brussels attacks.

Gains in Exxon, Apple and UnitedHealth also supported the market after the explosions at Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train killed at least 30 people and triggered security alerts across Europe.

Global risk markets faltered before limping up, while traditional safe havens gold and government bonds firmed as reports of the events in the de facto capital of the European Union unfolded.

Airline and travel-related stocks were the worst hit. The NYSE Arca Airline index was off 0.4 percent.

Shares of American Airlines, Southwest Airlines , United Continental and Delta Airlines were down between 0.3 percent and 1.6 percent.   Continuación...