US STOCKS-Wall St edges up as results ease anxiety over earnings

martes 21 de abril de 2015 09:58 GYT

* Dow components Verizon, DuPont and United Tech beat estimates

* Yahoo, Chipotle, Yum to report after markets close

* Teva offers to buy Mylan

* Indexes up: Dow 0.07 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq unchanged (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Tuesday for the second straight day as a spate of companies beat lowered earnings expectations, helping to ease fears of a disappointing quarter.

A majority of the top 10 S&P 500 sectors were up, with the health index leading the gains following Teva Pharmaceutical's bid for Mylan.

Mylan rose as much as 9.4 percent to a record high of $74.44 after Israeli drugmaker Teva made an unsolicited offer of $82 per share, in what could be the drug industry's largest takeover this year. Teva rose 2.7 percent to $65.01.

Mylan was the highest traded stock on the Nasdaq with nearly 13 million shares traded.   Continuación...