How major US stock indexes fared Monday

The major U.S. stock indexes eked out small gains Monday after a morning rally faded.

Gains in health care and energy stocks outweighed losses in real estate companies and other sectors. A slide in smaller-company stocks offset gains in large companies.

On Monday:

The S&P 500 index added 2.41 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,730.13.

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 68.24 points, or 0.3 percent, to 24,899.41.

The Nasdaq composite rose 8.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to 7,411.32.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 6.45 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,600.34.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 56.52 points, or 2.1 percent.

The Dow is up 180.19 points, or 0.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 507.92 points, or 7.4 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 64.83 points, or 4.2 percent.

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