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Stocks rise early on first day of earnings season

Stocks rise early on first day of earnings season

Stocks are edging higher in early trading as traders look ahead to Alcoa Inc.'s fourth-quarter results, the unofficial start of corporate earnings season.
Alcoa will release its financial results after the market closes on Monday. The aluminum company is considered an economic bellwether because a broad range of companies that use its products.
In Europe, leaders of France and Germany are meeting hammer out details of a fiscal treaty they agreed to pursue last year. The treaty is intended to ease Europe's two-year-old debt crisis.
The Dow is up 11 points, or 0.1 percent at 12,370 shortly after the open. The S&P 500 is up 1, or 0.1 percent, at 1,278. The Nasdaq composite index is up 6, or 0.2 percent, at 2,680.


Updated : 2021-05-15 23:49 GMT+08:00