The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 45.56 points, or 0.35 percent, to 13,047.12. The S&P 500 Index <.SPX> added 13.06 points, or 0.95 percent, to 1,385.03. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> gained 55.85 points, or 1.89 percent, to 3,017.45.
The three major stock indexes were higher earlier in the session after Apple's blowout quarter further increased optimism in an earnings season that has far outstripped expectations.
(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jan Paschal)