Stocks added to gains on Monday, pushing the Nasdaq and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes up more than 1 percent on positive economic data, as financials rose following positive broker comments on banks.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 74.97 points, or 0.79 percent, to 9,562.64. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 11.29 points, or 1.10 percent, to 1,036.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 22.69 points, or 1.11 percent, to 2,070.80.
(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)