Stocks rose on Tuesday after gauges of Chinese and euro zone economic activity came in less gloomy than feared, and investors shrugged of more signs of weakness in the U.S. housing sector.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 97.33 points, or 0.90 percent, to 10,951.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 9.87 points, or 0.88 percent, to 1,133.69. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 32.03 points, or 1.37 percent, to 2,377.41.