Markets Right Now: Professional Businesses stock gains

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9:35 a.m.

Stock indicators are starting higher recouping some of the declines that are small from a day before.

Profits in technology organizations, health care, and industrial are outweighing declines in banks Thursday and everywhere in the industry.

United Rentals surged 7.2percent and Humana rose 2.2%. Chipmaker Advanced micro devices gained 0.4%.

The Commerce Department stated U.S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, driven by increased spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and garments.

Even the S&P 500 index rose 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,904.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average additional 86 points, or 0.3 percent, to 26,536. The Nasdaq fell 2 points, or less than 0.1%, to 7,993.

Bond prices climbed. The return on the 10 year Treasury note dropped to 2.56%.

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