The stock markets in New York were on a profit on Tuesday. Investors on Wall Street processed a hefty amount of company results from big names such as soft drink producer Coca-Cola, defense group Lockheed Martin, industrial conglomerate United Technologies and motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson.

In the meantime, the Dow-Jones index was 0.3 percent higher at 27,249 points. The broad S&P 500 advanced 0.3 percent to 2995 points and the technology level meter Nasdaq won 0.1 percent to 8214 points.

The price of Coca-Cola rose 5.6 percent, reaching a record level thanks to better than expected results and an increase in expectations for the entire year. The company did good business with sugar-free drinks, such as Coca-Cola Zero, especially in Asia.

United Tech gained 0.8 percent in value. The maker of aircraft engines, lifts and air conditioners also boosted his forecasts for the current financial year. Other climbers after better than expected figures were toy maker Hasbro (plus 8.6 percent), paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams (plus 7.4 percent) and the manufacturer of care products Kimberly-Clark (plus 0.3 percent).

Harley-Davidson came with disappointing figures and indicated that this year it was counting on weaker engine sales than previously thought. The Harley – Davidson share nevertheless rose 5.4 percent after a lower opening.

Lockheed Martin, builder of the F-35 Lightning II, better known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), abandoned an earlier price gain and fell slightly, despite an increase in forecasts. Also truck builder and DAF parent company Paccar (minus 0.5 percent) and white goods supplier Whirlpool (minus 5.6 percent) could not impress investors with their performance.

Apple went up 0.2 percent. The group would have advanced conversations with Intel (plus 0.2 percent) to take over the branch of the chip giant that makes wireless modem chips. The deal, which can already make good this week, involves $ 1 billion.

The euro was worth $ 1,1155 against $ 1,1153 at the end in Europe. A barrel of American oil rose 0.5 percent to $ 56.50. Brent oil climbed 0.2 percent to $ 63.42 per barrel.

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