Stocks rose on Tuesday with the S&P 500 index briefly rising more than 1 percent as utilities and healthcare sector shares led gains.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 94.04 points, or 0.82 percent, at 11,495.05. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 12.10 points, or 1.00 percent, at 1,216.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 23.71 points, or 0.91 percent, at 2,636.54.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)