March 13, 2019 / 8:05 PM / 3 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises on strength of healthcare shares; Boeing manages to gain

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, led by gains in healthcare shares, and Boeing shares edged upward even as the United States grounded the company’s 737 MAX jets after a fatal crash in Ethiopia.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.29 points, or 0.58 percent, to 25,702.95, the S&P 500 gained 19.43 points, or 0.70 percent, to 2,810.95, and the Nasdaq Composite added 52.37 points, or 0.69 percent, to 7,643.41. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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