US STOCKS-Wall St up in afternoon trading; Visa, MasterCard jump

miércoles 22 de abril de 2015 13:53 GYT

* McDonald's up on turnaround plan

* Boeing revenue misses expectations, shares fall

* Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen

* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.2 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

April 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wednesday as Visa's potential entry into the Chinese domestic market and McDonald's turnaround plan helped investors shrug off a mixed bag of results.

Visa gained as much as 7.1 percent to hit a record of $69.98, while MasterCard came shy of its all-time high, after China said it would open up its market to foreign firms for clearing domestic bank card transactions.

MasterCard rose as much as 5.3 percent to $92.43.

A majority of the 10 major S&P 500 sectors rose, with the tech index gaining 0.7 percent on the back of Visa.   Continuación...