US STOCKS-Wall St higher as healthcare rebound continues

lunes 4 de mayo de 2015 11:40 GYT

* McDonald's down after revealing turnaround plan

* AMC, Cognizant hit record high after results

* U.S. factory orders post largest gain in eight months

* Indexes up: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street was up on Monday morning as healthcare stocks rose for a second straight session and new orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March.

Eight of the 10 S&P sectors were higher, with the health index gaining 0.8 percent. The Nasdaq biotech index was up 0.8 percent.

New orders for U.S.-made goods rose a higher-than-expected 2.1 percent in March.

Over the past two weeks, the Standard & Poor's 500 index has moved an average of 17.79 points daily, wider than the 12.43 point range in early March. The swings have amplified on mixed economic signals.   Continuación...