CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Stocks gain as investors eye bright side of mixed earnings

miércoles 22 de abril de 2015 15:52 GYT

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* McDonald's up on turnaround talk

* Yum Brands gains on year-end confidence

* Visa, MasterCard rise as China opportunity seen

* Indexes up: Dow 0.45 pct, S&P 0.51 pct, Nasdaq 0.43 pct

By Noel Randewich

April 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wednesday as Visa's potential expansion into China and talk of a turnaround at McDonald's helped investors see the bright side of mixed quarterly earnings.

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 was up 4.04 percent at $91.31.   Continuación...