Stocks close higher - tech notches 3-day winning streak

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 stock-market indexes closed modestly higher on Thursday, driven by gains in the technology, industrials and materials sectors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 70.57 points, or 0.3%, to 24,211.48. The S&P 500 closed 7.71 points, or 0.3%, higher at 2,636.98, after four consecutive days of declines. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index advanced 36.47 points, or 0.5%, to 6,812.84.

Facebook rose 1.6 percent, Boeing gained 1.9 percent and Wells Fargo climbed 1.9 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.36 percent.

That helped offset drops in telecom stocks and other parts of the market Tuesday. The Nasdaq composite added 49 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,828.

Chipmaker Broadcom rose 3.1 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting a strong quarter.

The Dow is down 20.11 points, or 0.1 percent. Google parent Alphabet rose 1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 398.15 points, or 17.8 percent.

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

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,293. The Nasdaq composite added 21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,797.