Stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 on track for its sixth day of gains in the past seven, on optimism Slovakia would reach a deal to expand the euro zone rescue fund.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 65.13 points, or 0.57 percent, to 11,481.43. The S&P 500 <.SPX> added 8.87 points, or 0.74 percent, to 1,204.41. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> rose 20.61 points, or 0.80 percent, to 2,603.64.

(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)