U.S. stocks rose for a second day in the opening minutes of Wednesday's trading on Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average strengthened 176.19 to 34,662.30 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index increased 14.20 to 4,337.26.

The NASDAQ Composite Index moved higher 11.11 to 14,518.50.