NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks rose modestly today as the latest profit report from Intel beat Wall Street's deflated expectations, but added to worries about how much the Asian economic crisis will hurt U.S. companies.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 52.56 to 7,784.69.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 12-to-7 margin on the New York Stock Exchange, with 1,871 up, 1,084 down and 512 unchanged.

NYSE volume totaled 591.63 million shares as of 4 p.m., vs. 645.70 million in the previous session.

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock list rose 5.80 to 957.92, and the NYSE composite index rose 3.60 to 501.35.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 7.13 to 1,548.76, and the American Stock Exchange composite index rose 2.76 to 658.64.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 3.49 to 421.93. year.

After Tuesday's close, the bellwether of the semiconductor industry reported that higher costs, weaker demand from Asia and a surge in demand for cheaper computers combined to trim fourth-quarter profits 9 percent to $1.74 billion. Intel also issued a worrisome forecast, saying sales for the current quarter would remain level compared with the final three months of 1997.

Overseas, Asian markets showed signs of recovery for the second straight day after a series of sharp selloffs over the past week.

Singapore's stock exchange rose 7.1 percent today while Hong Kong's key index rose 5.8 percent and Tokyo's Nikkei index rose 2.5 percent. In Europe, Frankfurt's DAX index rose 0.7 percent and London's FT-SE 100 rose 0.5 percent.