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Jan. 12, 2021, 9:39 a.m. EST

Stocks higher at the open on stimulus hopes

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By Andrea Riquier

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher as investors weighed competing cross-currents, including the likelihood of greater stimulus spending under the new presidential administration set against more political uncertainty until then. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.48% added 25 points, 0.1%, to open near 31,033, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.36% gained 3 points, 0.1%, and traded near 3,803. The Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.10% , which slumped Monday, moved 0.2%, 28 points, higher at the open, near 13,064. In addition to Washington, all eyes are on fourth-quarter corporate earnings, which start Friday. Shares of Walmart Inc /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT +0.32% rose after the bell after the retailer announced plans to create a fintech startup.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,200.67
+164.68 +0.48%
Volume: 348.18M
April 16, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,185.47
+15.05 +0.36%
Volume: 2.21B
April 16, 2021 5:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
14,052.34
+13.58 +0.10%
Volume: 4.03M
April 16, 2021 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 140.61
+0.45 +0.32%
Volume: 8.83M
April 16, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
29.68
Dividend Yield
1.56%
Market Cap
$394.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$243,109
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