Stocks Close Mixed

Generally strong quarterly earnings were outweighed by a rise in oil prices and jump in Treasury yields

Major stock indexes closed mixed Monday. Bullish sentiment toward earnings and economic growth was offset by concerns of higher interest rates following a rise in Treasury yields and a jump in oil prices, according to Standard & Poor's Marketscope. Strength in IT and biotech names boosted the Nasdaq, while losses in Home Depot (HD ), Honeywell (HON ) and United Technology (UTX ) weighed on the Dow.

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