US STOCKS-Gains in energy, tech stocks prop up Wall Street

martes 6 de septiembre de 2016 13:22 GYT

* Spectra Energy jumps on Enbridge deal

* Cepheid soars on $4 bln Danaher offer

* Indexes up: Dow 0.14 pct, S&P 0.18 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher in choppy trading on Tuesday, helped by technology and energy stocks, but gains were limited by weak services data.

The S&P 500's energy index rose 1.18 percent, even as oil slipped, driven by Enbridge's acquisition of Spectra Energy for about $28 billion.

Spectra jumped 14 percent and was the biggest gainer on the energy index.

The dollar index fell 1 percent, its biggest decline in more than a month, after data showed that the services sector expanded at a slower pace in August than in the previous month.

Financials fell 0.42 percent after the data, with Wells Fargo and Bank of America weighing down the S&P 500.   Continuación...