Stocks Flat To Slightly Higher As Oil Prices Stabilize

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Stocks edged marginally higher in early action Thursday as investors kept a wary eye on volatile oil prices. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,437.52, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3 points. The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.1%. Oil futures bounced higher after hitting a 10-month low on Wednesday. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. rose 3.8% after Qatar Airways expressed interest in buying a large stake in the carrier.

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