U.S. stocks pulled back after an early rally on Tuesday, leaving indexes with relatively mild gains as buying interest evaporated in the afternoon.

Based on the latest available figures, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 56.99 points, or 0.59 percent, to 9,743.47. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> put on 5.47 points, or 0.53 percent, to 1,028.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 2.09 points, or 0.10 percent, to 2,093.88.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Kenneth Barry)