US STOCKS-Wall St higher led by health, finance stocks

lunes 4 de mayo de 2015 13:45 GYT

* McDonald's down after revealing turnaround plan

* Berkshire up, gives biggest boost to S&P

* Fracking stocks fall after Einhorn comments

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

* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.3 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street was up on Monday afternoon, adding to gains from Friday, as investors bought beaten-down healthcare stocks and Berkshire Hathaway led finance stocks higher.

Berkshire rose 1.8 percent to $145.98 and gave the biggest boost to the S&P after the insurance and investment conglomerate's results beat forecasts.

Eight of the 10 S&P sectors were higher, with the finance index gaining 0.7 percent and the health index up 0.8 percent.   Continuación...