US Stocks Edge Higher As J&J Gains
Sumaira FH 6 days ago Tue 16th April 2019 | 10:40 PM
Wall Street stocks edged higher early Tuesday, lifted by solid earnings from Johnson & Johnson and good German economic data
About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 26,432.63, up 0.2 percent.
The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent to 2,910.94, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 7,999.60.
Dow member Johnson & Johnson jumped nearly three percent after reporting first-quarter profits of $2.10 per shares, better than analyst expectations.
The health products company also confirmed its full-year sales forecast.