US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher as earnings boost confidence

lunes 20 de julio de 2015 11:18 GYT

* Gold touches 5-year low

* Copper, oil prices fall

* Vivint Solar soars after SunEdison deal

* IBM to report after the bell

* Dow up 0.08 pct, S&P up 0.07 pct, Nasdaq up 0.23 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher in late morning trading on Monday as better-than-expected earnings from big companies overshadowed a fall in commodities.

Shortly after trading began, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite added to its gains from last week and touched a record for the third straight day as investors shift their focus to earnings from concerns surrounding Greece and China.

Gold prices plunged as much as 4 percent to their lowest in more than five years while copper prices hit their lowest in nearly two weeks. Oil prices fell too on signs of a growing glut in refined products.   Continuación...