U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, lifted by earnings from bellwethers Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> added 45.03 points, or 0.37 percent, to 12,246.62. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 4.02 points, or 0.31 percent, to 1,309.16. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 8.57 points, or 0.33 percent, to 2,744.41.

(Editing by Kenneth Barry)