Wall Street opens higher as Syria fears wane

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as investors bet the weekend's U.S.-led missile attack on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict, while turning their focus to the earnings season.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 123.01 points, or 0.50 percent, at the open to 24,483.15. The S&P 500 <.SPX> opened higher by 13.80 points, or 0.52 percent, at 2,670.10. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> gained 47.22 points, or 0.66 percent, to 7,153.87 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

04/16/2018 9:34

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