U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as crude oil prices rose for the fourth day in a row, with Brent crude on track to post its best 4-day run in more than a month.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 82.71 points, or 0.49 percent, to 16,872.9. The S&P 500 .SPX gained 9.96 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,989.88 and the Nasdaq composite .IXIC added 25.80 points, or 0.54 percent, to 4,774.16.
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