U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday after several companies reported solid earnings. Toymaker Hasbro and the oil and gas company Halliburton rose after delivering results that were better than analysts were expecting.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13.96, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 18,100.41.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 1.64, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,128.28.
The Nasdaq composite gained 8.72, or 0.2 per cent, to 5,218.86.
For the year:
The Dow is up 277.34 points, or 1.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 69.38 points, or 3.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 482.80 points, or 10.2 per cent.