The profit outlook is especially good for makers of electronic components. Sales will rise by at least 5 percent, and that will probably lead to profit gains of at least 10 percent.
Investor expectations about profit gains at brokerages grew stronger.
Property developers are enjoying profit growth driven by rising rent and land prices in urban areas. The demand for offices is still strong.
Declines in currency and crude oil prices spurred the rebound today. They are risk factors for exporters all the time.
Investors are becoming bullish on the sales outlook for electronics industries. Retailers may continue to rise on expectations that increased winter sales will boost corporate earnings.
The U.S. economy looks stable. Easing concern over interest rates prompted investors to buy back the stocks including technology shares that they had sold.