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US stock markets kick off the day higher to add to earlier gains

  • US stock markets open higher on Thursday
  • Dow Jones (+0.4%); S&P 500 (+0.3%); and Nasdaq (+0.1%)
  • Walmart opened 3.6% up, while Goldman Sachs kicked off 0.5% higher

Stock markets in the United States generally opened higher today, in the process adding to their gains earlier in the week.

The Dow Jones opened 0.4% or 96 points higher. The S&P 500 began the day 0.3% higher and the Nasdaq opened 0.1% up.

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) stocks traded 3.6% higher as the market opened. The retail group announced mixed results for the first quarter in its earnings results, which went public just before closing time yesterday.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) opened 0.5% higher after the firm earlier announced plans to buy wealth management company United Capital.