US STOCKS-Wall St higher as earnings cheer investors

lunes 20 de julio de 2015 09:46 GYT

* Morgan Stanley rises after results beat expectations

* Vivint Solar soars after SunEdison deal

* IBM to report after the bell

* Greece banks reopen after three weeks

* Indexes up: Dow 0.07pct, S&P 0.01 pct, Nasdaq 0.08 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

July 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq composite hitting a record for the third straight day, as better-than-expected earnings from big companies boosted investor confidence.

On Friday, strong earnings from Google pushed the tech-heavy Nasdaq to a record close, which gained 4.3 percent for the week, its largest weekly gain since October while the S&P 500 stopped just short of its record high.

Tech earnings will continue to be in focus this week with IBM reporting after the close on Monday and other big tech giants such as Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft expected to report later this week.   Continuación...