21 index inched higher Monday, even though several of its components fell.

Amid mixed results for the major stock indices, the 21 closed at 1030.37, up 0.48 point, or 0.1%, from Friday's finish of 1029.89. The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 32.07 points, or 0.4%, to 9186.04, while the


declined 1.56 points, or 0.1%, to 1714.06.


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jumped out front on a Deutsche Bank Securities upgrade from a hold to a buy rating. The logistics company gained 81 cents, or 2.4%, to $34.52.


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gained 82 cents, or 1.4%, to $60.17, after Goldman Sachs said the stock is the best long-term growth story in the broadlines sector.

General Electric

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confirmed reports that it is selling its bond insurance unit to an investor group led by

PMI Group

( PMI). Its stock finished up 2 cents, or 0.1%, at $28.48.

Four more stocks on the index posted less-than-1% gains, while 14 stocks declined.

Continental Airlines

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led the downers, falling $1.14, or 7.9%, to $13.31.


( SLR) fell 12 cents, or 2.3%, to $5.01, and



dropped 68 cents, or 2.2%, to $30.78.

The index remains 30.37 points, or 3%, above its start on July 3.