Wall Street extends gains after Trump comments on Iran

 Wall Street extends gains after Trump comments on Iran

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said there were no American casualties in the overnight Iranian missile strikes and that Tehran appeared to be standing down, easing concerns of an all-out conflict in the Middle East.

At 11:32 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> was up 69.53 points, or 0.24%, at 28,653.21, the S&P 500 <.SPX> was up 8.41 points, or 0.26%, at 3,245.59. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> was up 23.52 points, or 0.26%, at 9,092.10.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru)

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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2020 00:10:53 IST