U.S. markets rose early Monday, following the lead of European stocks .
Markets posted gains in Italy, Germany, France and Britain.
In midmorning trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average added 24.67 points, 0.19 percent, to 12,745.15. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 4.42 points, 0.34 percent, to 1,319.80. The Nasdaq composite index gained 10.78 points, 0.39 percent, to 2,797.48.
The benchmark 10-year treasury note fell 12/32 to yield 2.072 percent.
The euro rose to $1.3044 from Friday's $1.2931. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 77.01 yen from Friday's 77.02 yen.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index fell 0.01 percent, 0.46, to 8,765.90.