US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises at open after M&A news

miércoles 25 de marzo de 2015 09:36 GYT

March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday despite weak industrial orders data, after a merger agreement between Kraft Foods and Heinz Co.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20.72 points, or 0.12 percent, to 18,031.86, the S&P 500 gained 3.99 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,095.49 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.12 points, or 0.22 percent, to 5,005.85.

(Reporting By Sinead Carew; Editing by Nick Zieminski)