March 9, 2016 / 2:35 PM / 2 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St higher at open as oil prices rebound

March 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday helped by a rebound in oil prices as Brent crude held above $40 a barrel.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 54.65 points, or 0.32 percent, to 17,018.75, the S&P 500 gained 6.81 points, or 0.34 percent, to 1,986.07 and the Nasdaq composite added 17.96 points, or 0.39 percent, to 4,666.79.

Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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