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US: Wall St opens higher as energy stocks gain

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US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday as shares of energy companies rose on the back of rising oil prices, aiding Wall Street in a shortened trading day ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

[NEW YORK] US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday as shares of energy companies rose on the back of rising oil prices, aiding Wall Street in a shortened trading day ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 52.21 points, or 0.21 per cent, at the open to 24,359.39. The S&P 500 opened higher by 6.56 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 2,733.27. The Nasdaq Composite gained 25.94 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 7,593.63 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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