U.S. stocks rose at the open on Monday following confirmation that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces, as investors stripped some of risk premium underpinning risky asset prices.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 62.59 points, or 0.49 percent, at 12,873.13. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 5.67 points, or 0.42 percent, at 1,369.28. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> put on 8.37 points, or 0.29 percent, at 2,881.91.

(Reporting by Angela Moon)