US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher after Exxon, Chevron results

viernes 30 de octubre de 2015 09:07 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Friday after better-than-expected results from energy majors Exxon and Chevron.

Low crude oil prices boosted refining margins at the companies, helping mitigate weakness in oil and gas production. Exxon's shares were up 0.6 percent, while Chevron rose 1.1 percent.

Data on Friday showed U.S. consumer spending barely rose in September, suggesting some cooling in domestic demand.   Continuación...