Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2014 11:17
US stocks Thursday opened higher ahead of Friday's much-watched US labor market report but shares of social networking high-flyer Twitter plummeted on disappointing user growth.
Seven minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 84.20 (0.55 percent) to 15,524.43.
The broad-based S&P 500 added 9.98 (0.57 percent) to 1,761.62, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tacked on 26.48 (0.66 percent) at 4,038.03.
Analysts have predicted modest moves in equity markets ahead of Friday's monthly US labor market report.