REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after JPMorgan, J&J results

martes 14 de abril de 2015 10:11 GYT

(Refiles to fix typo in paragraph 3)

* JPMorgan rises after results, Wells Fargo lower

* Norfolk Southern gives weak outlook, shares fall

* Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday as investors digested the initial major earnings of the first-quarter reporting season, which showed some weakness despite companies topping lowered expectations.

JPMorgan Chase & Co posted stronger-than-expected earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading. Revenue rose 5 percent. The stock rose 1.8 percent to $63.22 as the S&P 500's biggest percentage gainer. Wells Fargo & Co dipped 0.8 percent to $54.15 despite also reporting first-quarter earnings that topped expectations.

Johnson & Johnson reported adjusted earnings that topped expectations, but the consumer products giant also cut its full-year forecast, citing the impact of a strong dollar. The stock - which, along with JPMorgan, is a Dow component - rose 0.6 percent to $101.16.   Continuación...