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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock averages were mixed Monday.
Apple(AAPL - Get Report) shares fell, and bank stocks declined ahead of earnings reports this week.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19 points, or 0.1%, to 13,507 to boost the blue-chip index's winning streak to four sessions.
Breadth was positive, with winners outpacing losers 17 to 13. The top percentage blue-chip gainers were
Hewlett-Packard shares jumped 4.9% after JPMorgan
upgraded the stock to "neutral" from "underweight" and raised its price target to $21 from $15.
Financial stocks were some of the biggest decliners in the Dow ahead of their earnings later in the week.
Bank of America(BAC) shares fell 1.3%, and
JPMorgan(JPM) dipped 0.54%.
Also falling were
S&P 500 shed 1 point to 1,471. The
Nasdaq was off 8 points, or 0.3%, to 3,118.
Sectors in the broader market traded mixed. The biggest sector decliner was technology, followed by services. Sector advancers included transportation, consumer cyclicals and consumer non-cyclicals.
Apple shares plunged 3.6% at final check, after opening down 4% on reports that the tech giant has cut orders for components for the iPhone 5
due to weaker-than-expected demand, people familiar with the situation told
The Wall Street Journal.
Both Bank of America and
UBS said Monday morning that this is "old news" from December and the stock has recovered from its lows.
Kevin Pleines, equity market analyst at Birinyi Associates, said that looking at the 20 instances since 2009 when Apple has opened down more than 2%, "there is no clear trend for the trading day. From the close after the gap down (today's close) the stock has had a tendency to trade higher over the next week and month."
Major bank releases later this week include JPMorgan and
Goldman Sachs(GS) on Wednesday, and Bank of America and
Citigroup(C) on Thursday.
Morgan Stanley(MS) reports on Friday.
JPMorgan Chase's board is expected to
dock the 2012 bonuses of CEO Jamie Dimon and another top executive because of the "London Whale" trading debacle, the
Journal reported, citing people close to the company.