US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher late as sentiment data, GE boost

viernes 16 de octubre de 2015 15:29 GYT

* Consumer sentiment data better-than-expected

* GE rises after Q3 results

* Grainger, Honeywell fall after results

* Sept industrial production in line with view

* Twitter rises after Ballmer discloses 4 pct stake

* Dow up 0.2 pct, S&P up 0.3 pct, Nasdaq up 0.1 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up in late afternoon trading Friday, helped by upbeat consumer sentiment data and gains in General Electric, putting the S&P 500 on track for a third week of gains.

GE's shares rose 3.9 percent to $29.10 - their highest since the financial crisis - after reporting better-than-expected earnings. The stock gave the S&P 500 and Dow their biggest boosts.   Continuación...