Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 4-day losing streak

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 4-day losing streak

US stocks rose on Thursday as technology stocks regained some of the ground they lost in the past week.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 109 points, or 0.5 percent, to 24,180.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,638.

The S&P 500 is down 5.24 points, or 0.2 percent.

Tech, which is the best-performing sector of the year, had been under pressure recently - falling 0.9 percent over the past week - but posted a three-day winning streak on Thursday. The Nasdaq composite added 36 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,812.

The Nasdaq is up 1,429.72 points, or 26.6 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.36 percent. The Nasdaq composite added 49 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,828.

Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street, led by gains in health care companies.

Auto parts retailer AutoZone jumped 6.8 percent after reporting a stronger quarter than anlaysts were expecting.

That helped offset drops in telecom stocks and other parts of the market Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,293. Google parent Alphabet rose 1 percent.

The Dow Jones industrials rose 4 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 24,294.

The S&P 500 has fallen for the last four days.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a point at 2,630.