US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens slightly higher

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened slightly higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in healthcare stocks and a slight rise in technology shares.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 16.53 points, or 0.07 percent, to 24,762.74. The S&P 500 gained 1.51 points, or 0.056333 percent, to 2,682.01. The Nasdaq Composite added 5.03 points, or 0.07 percent, to 6,941.28. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)