Stocks rose at the open on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would reintroduce three-month dollar liquidity tenders in the fourth quarter alongside other major central banks.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 96.61 points, or 0.86 percent, to 11,343.34. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 11.29 points, or 0.95 percent, to 1,199.97. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 23.87 points, or 0.93 percent, to 2,596.42.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak)