Stocks opened higher on Wednesday as investors snapped up shares beaten down in Tuesday's sell-off.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 50.03 points, or 0.50 percent, at 10,074.05. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 6.03 points, or 0.56 percent, at 1,076.74. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 14.06 points, or 0.63 percent, at 2,236.39.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)