US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after pvt jobs data

miércoles 5 de agosto de 2015 09:34 GYT

Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after data showed private sector hiring in July rose the least since April, increasing the chances of the U.S. Federal Reserve holding back on a rate hike until December.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.89 points, or 0.04 percent, to 17,557.58, the S&P 500 gained 8.02 points, or 0.38 percent, to 2,101.34 and the Nasdaq composite added 27.75 points, or 0.54 percent, to 5,133.29. (Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)