How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

The stock market drifted to a higher finish on Monday. With no major new economic data to chew on, investors focused on a batch of news on corporate deals, including AT&T's proposed takeover of satellite TV provider DirecTV; the latest development in Pfizer's bid to acquire rival drugmaker AstraZeneca and Abbott Laboratories' proposed acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,511.86.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 7.22 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,885.08.

The Nasdaq composite added 35.23 points, or 0.9 percent, to 4,125.82.

For the year:

The Dow is down 64.80 points, or 0.4 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 36.72 points, or 2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 50.77 points, or 1.2 percent