9 de agosto de 2016 / 15:32 / en un año

US STOCKS-Health, tech stocks power S&P, Nasdaq to record highs

* Endo International jumps after profit beat

* Valeant rises on news of business reorganization

* Indexes up: Dow 0.27 pct, S&P 0.26 pct, Nasdaq 0.4 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street extended gains on Tuesday as healthcare and technology stocks powered the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to record highs.

The S&P 500, which marked its fourth all-time high this month, rose to 2,187.33, while the Nasdaq touched an all-time high of 5,235.93.

The S&P 500 index’s healthcare index rose 0.49 percent, helped by a 26 percent jump in Endo International and a 3 percent rise in Mylan.

The information technology index rose 0.35 percent, lifted by a 7.4 percent rise in Charter Communications and a 0.6 rise in Amazon.com.

“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.

“There is no euphoria that is accompanying this move higher. It has been very measured and somewhat technical in support.”

The S&P 500 closed 0.2 percent away from its all-time high on Monday and the Nasdaq closed 0.3 percent shy.

At 11:04 a.m. ET (15.04 GMT) on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 49.2 points, or 0.27 percent, at 18,578.49.

The S&P 500 was up 5.76 points, or 0.26 percent, at 2,186.65.

The Nasdaq Composite was up 20.79 points, or 0.4 percent, at 5,233.93.

Nine of the 10 major S&P 500 indexes were higher, led by a 0.55 percent rise in the consumer staples.

The only sector in the red was energy which fell as oil prices reversed course in choppy trading.

Valeant jumped 16 percent after maintaining its full-year forecast and saying that it would reorganize its business.

Microchip Tech rose 8.1 percent to $61.24 after the company’s first-quarter revenue beat analysts’ estimate.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,707 to 1,116. On the Nasdaq, 1,540 issues rose and 1,073 fell.

The S&P 500 index showed 24 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 79 new highs and 13 new lows. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)

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