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Stocks gain in early trading Monday

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in early trading Monday ahead of the start of second-quarter corporate earnings reports.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,226. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained nine points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,641. The Nasdaq composite rose 14 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,490.

Alcoa rose 4 cents to $7.85. The Aluminum producer is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings after the closing bell Monday.

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