U.S. Stocks Open Higher For a Fourth Straight Day

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday as a continued rally in oil prices boosted energy companies. If the main indexes close higher on Thursday it would mark the fourth straight session of gains. The S&P 500 opened 2 points, or 0.1%, higher at 1,929. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 41 points, or 0.2%, to 16,492 shortly after the open. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day up 10 points, or 0.2%, at 4,544.

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