US stocks edge higher after strong Walmart results

20th February, 2019 09:29:00 printer

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks scraped out narrow gains on Tuesday on strong Walmart earnings and continued optimism over US-China trade talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished a choppy session up less than 0.1 percent at 25,891.32.

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.2 percent to 2,779.76 and the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index also advanced 0.2 percent to 7,486.77, reports AFP.

US and Chinese officials resumed high-stakes negotiations in Washington aimed at ending a damaging tariff war between the economic superpowers.

US President Donald Trump said the talks were “going very well” but are “very complex.”