NEW YORK -- Stocks are drifting higher in early trading as markets start to wind down ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
Several stocks were moving on news early Wednesday.
Deere & Co. rose 3 percent after the maker of farm equipment reported earnings that beat analysts' forecasts.
HP Inc. sank 13 percent after reporting weak sales of PCs, printers and commercial software.
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The Dow Jones industrial average edged up five points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,820 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a fraction to 2,089. The Nasdaq composite gained 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,112.