NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stocks rose Monday, recouping some of last week's losses, as better-than-expected results from Exxon Mobil ( XOM) and positive economic data offset concerns about the escalating tensions in Egypt. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 68 points, or 0.6%, at 11,892. The S&P 500 added 10 points, or 0.7%, to close at 1286, and the Nasdaq Composite tacked on 13 points, or 0.5%, to settle at 2700. Overall, stocks continued to grind higher in January with the Dow gaining 2.7%. The S&P 500 rose 2.2%, while the Nasdaq advanced 1.7%. Brent crude crossed the $100 a barrel level for the first time since October 2008 on Friday, and the March light, sweet crude contract rose 3% to settle at $92.19. Political unrest in Egypt as Egyptians called for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule created some concern that protests in Cairo would shut down the Suez Canal, an important waterway for oil shippers. According to media reports, the canal remains open and is not experiencing delays. Moody's downgraded Egypt's government bond rating to Ba2 from Ba1 and changed the outlook to negative from stable. The U.S. markets managed to stay calm on Monday despite the lingering concerns about Egypt. Energy stocks were a bright spot after Dow component Exxon Mobil posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Exxon said earnings rose 53% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, and the oil company's profit of $1.85 a share topped Wall Street's view of $1.63 a share. Sales were also better than expected at $105.19 billion, compared with the $99.11 billion that analysts had forecast. Exxon's stock was up by 1.2% at $79.93. Alcoa ( AA), Caterpillar ( CAT) and Chevron ( CVX) were among the biggest percentage gainers within the Dow, which saw 21 of its 30 components finish higher on Monday. Overall, 1.1 billion shares changed hands on the Big Board, while volumes exceeded 1.9 billion on the Nasdaq. Breadth was positive with 67% of NYSE-listed stocks finishing higher while 30% closed lower. Consumer staples were weak Monday with Wal-Mart ( WMT) and Procter & Gamble ( PG) serving as the Dow's biggest laggards. Shares of Intel ( INTC) came under pressure after the chip giant discovered a design error in its recently-released Cougar Point support chip and stopped shipping the flawed chipset. The company cut first-quarter sales guidance by $300 million but said full-year revenue isn't expected to be materially impacted. The stock finished flat at $21.27. Shares of Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD), the No. 2 chip company, jumped 4.5% to $7.83 on the news.