U.S. Stocks Hit Records After Opening Higher

By Anora MahmudovaMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stock-market indexes scaled all-time highs after opening with modest gains Tuesday. Investors welcomed earnings reports from retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Home Depot Inc and Macy's Inc . The S&P 500 opened up 5 points, or 0.2%, at 2,356. The Nasdaq Composite began the session up 9 points, or 0.2% at 5,848. The heaviest-weighted component on Nasdaq Apple Inc. also hit record after opening higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 53 points or 0.2%, to 20,675 at the open.

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