US STOCKS-Wall St higher after retail earnings

martes 17 de noviembre de 2015 14:18 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

* Dietary supplement makers fall after DoJ actions

* Indexes up: Dow 0.28 pct, S&P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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 4.5 percent at $60.50, and Home Depot , 3.8 percent higher at $125.48, 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 1.35 pct.   Continuación...