Stocks opened higher on Tuesday after Texas Instruments Inc raised its quarterly outlook, lifting technology shares, while rising oil prices boosted energy issues.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 4.76 points, or 0.05 percent, to 8,769.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 2.61 points, or 0.28 percent, to 941.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 8.27 points, or 0.45 percent, to 1,850.67.