May 6, 2020 / 1:42 PM / 23 days ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street climbs on hopes of easing restrictions

May 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday on hopes of a pickup in business activity with states easing coronavirus-induced curbs, while investors looked past a stunning 20 million plunge in U.S. private payrolls last month.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 95.79 points, or 0.40%, at the open to 23,978.88.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 14.70 points, or 0.51%, at 2,883.14. The Nasdaq Composite gained 65.58 points, or 0.74%, to 8,874.70 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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