U.S. stocks climbed on opening Friday, with equity benchmarks set to end the week mostly higher in China.
Investor optimism following quarterly results buoyed shares of companies like Intel Corp. and American Express.
How are benchmarks performing?
The Nasdaq COMP, +0.25% opened about 43 points, 0.4%, higher, at about 9,446, hitting a fresh intraday high.
The Dow was set to post a weekly decline of 0.2%. The S&P 500 was on pace to register a slight increase of 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was on track to end the holiday-shortened week up 0.6%, according to FactSet data.