Stocks opened higher on Monday, with stocks extending last week's gains on signs that major world economies were emerging from recession.

Following last week's data on higher U.S. home sales, on Monday euro zone data showed industrial new orders rebounded more than expected in June against the previous month.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> added 31.66 points, or 0.33 percent, to 9,537.62. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 3.75 points, or 0.37 percent, to 1,029.88. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 4.51 points, or 0.22 percent, to 2,025.42.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)