Wall Street closes higher as earnings pour in

Wednesday, 23. October 2019 22:00

Trading on Wall Street finished in the green on Wednesday as company earnings remain in focus. Set to report their results after the closing bell are Tesla, Ford, PayPal, eBay, and Microsoft. Earlier in the day, Caterpillar and Boeing posted disappointing outlooks. In other news, President Donald Trump lifted all sanctions against Turkey as the ceasefire in northeastern Syria has been going according to plan.

The Dow Jones gained 0.17% with Merck as the top performer. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 added 0.28% at the end of the session, led higher by Invesco, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Rollins. The Nasdaq 100 advanced 0.19% with Facebook among the top gainers after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified about the company's cryptocurrency project on Capitol Hill.

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