U.S. stocks rose for a second day on Thursday as investors welcomed a string of robust earnings reports, while Greece appeared close to a bailout deal, easing fears about a wider sovereign debt crisis.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 122.05 points, or 1.10 percent, to end unofficially at 11,167.32. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 15.41 points, or 1.29 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,206.77. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 40.19 points, or 1.63 percent,

to close unofficially at 2,511.92.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Jan Paschal)