Stocks managed to post modest gains on Wall Street Monday after charging ahead in a solid rally last week.
Energy companies notched the biggest gains after the price of U.S. crude oil closed above $59 a barrel for the first time since November. Smaller company stocks fared better than the rest of the market.
The S&P 500 gained 10.46 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,832.94.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 65.23 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,914.10.
The Nasdaq composite added 25.95 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,714.48.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 10.39 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 1,563.93.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 326.09 points, or 13 per cent.
The Dow is up 2,586.64 points, or 11.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,079.20 points, or 16.3 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 215.37 points, or 16 per cent.
The Associated Press