US STOCKS-S&P, Nasdaq off record highs as oil weighs

martes 9 de agosto de 2016 13:03 GYT

* Endo International jumps after profit beat

* Valeant rises on news of business reorganization

* Indexes up: Dow 0.06 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.28 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 9 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq came off their record highs on Tuesday as weak oil prices partially offset the gains in healthcare and technology stocks.

The S&P 500 rose to 2,187.66, breaking its record for the fourth time this month, and the Nasdaq touched an all-time high of 5,238.53, before a 0.8 percent decline in oil took some sheen off the rally.

The S&P 500 index's healthcare index rose 0.34 percent, helped by a 23 percent jump in Endo International after the company's quarterly profit beat estimates.

The information technology index rose 0.23 percent, lifted by a 0.8 percent rise in Alphabet.

"It has been an unloved rally, and one that has not been met by the infamous 'animal spirit'," said Eric Wiegand, senior portfolio manager at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank in New York.   Continuación...