Shares of Boeing, the single largest US exporter to China, rose 3.5 percent after the planemaker topped analysts' forecast for quarterly profit and raised its full-year expectation.
Northrop Grumman rose 0.7 percent after the US weapons maker raised its annual profit outlook.
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