Stocks extended gains on Monday after a report showed the U.S. manufacturing sector continued to grow in February, while a run-up in semiconductor company shares and Apple Inc's
The semiconductor index <.SOXX> jumped 2.5 percent after U.S. flash memory maker SanDisk Corp
SanDisk shares were up 8.3 percent at $31.57. Apple shares rose 1.9 percent to $208.52.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 73.16 points, or 0.71 percent, at 10,398.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 9.12 points, or 0.83 percent, at 1,113.61. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 25.56 points, or 1.14 percent, at 2,263.82.
(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)