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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday after a trio of big banks reported strong quarterly results, while geopolitical risks and concerns over trade war eased.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 140.59 points, or 0.57 percent, to 24,623.64. The S&P 500 gained 14.45 points, or 0.542419 percent, to 2,678.44. The Nasdaq Composite added 39.68 points, or 0.56 percent, to 7,179.92.

Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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