December 30, 2016 / 2:37 PM / 8 months ago

Wall Street opens higher on 2016's last trading day

Traders work on the floor at the close of trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 28, 2016.Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on the final trading day of the year, supported by gains in financial and technology stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 31.13 points, or 0.16 percent, at 19,850.91, the S&P 500 was up 4.06 points, or 0.180504 percent, at 2,253.32 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 9.34 points, or 0.17 percent, at 5,441.43.

Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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