US stock market rises early after falling last week

U.S. stocks are rising in early trading after getting hit hard last week.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,829 as of 9:32 am. Eastern time Monday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,061. The Nasdaq composite climbed 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,892.

Seven of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index rose. Stocks of utility companies gained the most.

Bonds prices rose. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.07 percent from 2.12 percent late Friday.