U.S. stocks held modest gains on Thursday after January pending home sales and factory orders data, little changed from the open.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 35.90 points, or 0.35 percent, at 10,432.66. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 3.40 points, or 0.30 percent, at 1,122.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 3.53 points, or 0.15 percent, at 2,284.21.

(Reporting by Angela Moon)