How major US stock indexes fared Monday


Tech stocks were the standouts in an otherwise sluggish day of trading on Monday, as investors gear up for the arrival of the heart of earnings reporting season.Apple, Intel and several chip makers jumped more than 2%, and technology stocks in the S&P 500 climbed 1.2%. But the other 10 sectors that make up the index were evenly split between gainers and losers, and none moved by more than 0.5%.On Monday:The S&P 500 rose 8.42 points, or 0.3%, to 2,985.03.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 17.70, or 0.1%, to 21,171.90.The Nasdaq composite rose 57.65, or 0.7%, to 8,204.14.The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks dropped 3.11, or 0.2%, to 1,544.78.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 478.18 points, or 19.1%.The Dow is up 3,844.44 points, or 16.5%.The Nasdaq is up 1,568.86 points, or 23.6%.The Russell 2000 is up 196.22 points, or 14.5%.The Associated Press