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Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly higher


Published: Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 9:44 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging higher on Wall Street in early trading, extending the market’s gains from a day earlier.

Technology companies and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers early Tuesday.

Facebook climbed about 1 percent and Amgen rose 0.3 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28 points, or 0.1 percent, to 22,358. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,506. Both indexes closed at record highs on Monday.

The Nasdaq composite increased 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,464.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.22 percent.


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