US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after retail earnings

martes 17 de noviembre de 2015 12:29 GYT
 

* Wal-Mart, Home Depot rise after results

* U.S. consumer prices up 0.2 pct in Oct

* Urban Outfitters, Dick's Sporting sink on weak results

* Indexes up: Dow 0.5 pct, S&P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.46 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected earnings from Wal-Mart and Home Depot allayed some concerns about consumer spending ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Wal-Mart, up 4.4 percent at $60.39, and Home Depot , 4.1 percent higher at $125.78, provided the biggest boost to the Dow and the S&P.

Positive results from the big-box retailers lifted the S&P 500 retail index by 1.45 pct.

Home Depot rival Lowe's, which reports on Wednesday, was up 3 percent, and Target 1.6 percent, while TJX rose 4.9 percent to $68.88 after reporting strong results.   Continuación...