July 13, 2020 / 1:37 PM / a month ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on vaccine hopes, Pepsi boost

July 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq notching up a new record high as investors cheered signs of progress in COVID-19 vaccine development and an upbeat start to the second-quarter earnings season by Pepsi.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 149.77 points, or 0.57%, at the open to 26,225.07

The S&P 500 opened higher by 20.04 points, or 0.63%, at 3,205.08, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 112.48 points, or 1.06%, to 10,729.92 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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