US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends higher; healthcare sector helps

NEW YORK, April 22 Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:05pm EDT

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NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as a host of solid earnings reports along with strength in the healthcare sector helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to their sixth straight advance.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 64.93 points or 0.39 percent, to 16,514.18, the S&P 500 gained 7.67 points or 0.41 percent, to 1,879.56 and the Nasdaq Composite added 39.912 points or 0.97 percent, to 4,161.458. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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