US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Energy boosts Wall St; Walmart at 14-month high
NEW YORK Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday after Brent crude oil's rise above $50 per barrel boosted energy shares and as Wal-Mart ended at a 14-month high after it raised its outlook.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23.76 points, or 0.13 percent, to 18,597.7, the S&P 500 gained 4.8 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,187.02 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.49 points, or 0.22 percent, to 5,240.15. (Reporting by Caroline valetkevitch; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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