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U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, with buyers largely taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.04 percent at 16,621.4, the S&P 500 was up 0.13 percent at 1,943.74 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.05 percent at 4,421.894.
** DOW CHEMICAL CO, $49, +1.64 pct
The No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units.
** 3D SYSTEMS CORP, $37.48, -13.60 pct
The three-dimensional printer maker estimated quarterly revenue well below the average analyst estimate, citing manufacturing constraints for its direct metal printers.