Wall Street edges higher at open after strong Apple, Facebook results

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday after strong quarterly reports from Apple and Facebook but uncertainty around a potential trade deal between the United States and China capped gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 1.68 points, or 0.01%, at the open to 27,188.37. The S&P 500 .SPX opened higher by 0.13 points, or 0.00%, at 3,046.90. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 10.41 points, or 0.13%, to 8,314.38 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru

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