Stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by strong results from farm equipment maker Deere & Co , while data showed housing starts rebounded more strongly than expected.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 26.45 points, or 0.26 percent, to 10,295.26. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 4.08 points, or 0.37 percent, to 1,098.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 8.12 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,222.31.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)