Stocks rose at the open on Wednesday, buoyed by stronger-than-expected data on the labor market, but gains were capped by an unexpected fall in durable goods orders.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 3.18 points, or 0.03 percent, at 10,436.89. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 0.51 points, or 0.05 percent, at 1,106.16. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 4.26 points, or 0.20 percent, at 2,173.44.

(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)