NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks wavered throughout the day but managed to eke out gains Monday as oil prices rose. Investors bought drillers, refiners and other energy companies as a three-week rise in crude continued. Six of 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose, helping the index extend its winning streak to fifth day.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 67.18 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 17,073.95.
The Standard and Poor’s 500 edged up 1.77 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,001.76.
The Nasdaq composite index slipped 8.77 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,708.25.
For the year:
The Dow is down 351.08 points, or 2 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 42.18 points, or 2.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 299.16 points, or 6 per cent.