Aust stocks open slightly stronger

Local market edges marginally higher following mixed Wall Street leads.

The Australian stock market opened slightly higher after Wall Street closed mixed despite the Nasdaq Composite Index breaching 4,000 for the first time in 13 years.

At the 1015 AEDT official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 0.27% to 5,367.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index added 0.26%, to 5,360.2.

Financials were mostly higher, with three of the big four in the black.

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