The stock market’s perfect start to the year rolled on, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index shook off a bit of weakness on Monday to tick further into record territory.
Stocks had dipped in early trading, and the S&P 500 appeared to be on pace for its first down day of the year. But accelerating gains for dividend-paying and technology stocks helped offset losses in the health care industry, and the S&P 500 eked out a fifth straight gain. Other U.S. indexes edged higher or held close to their record levels.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 4.56 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,747.71.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 12.87, or 0.1 percent, to 25,283.00.
The Nasdaq composite rose 20.83, or 0.3 percent, to 7,157.39.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 1.80, or 0.1 percent, to 1,561.81.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 74.10 points, or 2.8 percent.
The Dow is up 563.78 points, or 2.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 254.00 points, or 3.7 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 26.30 points, or 1.7 percent.
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