Wall Street opens up, resistance ahead

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Monday, led by energy and healthcare shares, with the S&P 500 nearing resistance at its record high set last month.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47.2 points, or 0.29 percent, to 16,150.5, the S&P 500 gained 5.77 points, or 0.31 percent, to 1,842.02 and the Nasdaq Composite added 14.706 points, or 0.34 percent, to 4,278.116.

The S&P faces technical resistance in the 1,850 area, near its record closing and intraday highs set January 15.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Bernadette Baum)