NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks finished mixed Monday as Wall Street shrugged off the outcomes of weekend elections in France and Greece. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 29.74 points, or 0.23%, on Monday to 13,008.53. The S&P 500 ticked up almost half a point to 1,369.58 and the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.42 points, or 0.05%, to 2,957.76. Breadth within the Dow was negative with 17 of the index's 30 components posting losses. American Express ( AXP) finished Monday flat. The biggest percentage decliners among the blue chips were Caterpillar ( CAT) and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ).
Caterpillar shares lost 1.27% to $97.19. The stock has risen 7.27% year to date. Shares of HP fell 1.65% to $23.87; the stock is down 7.34% year to date. The biggest gainers in the index were Bank of America ( BAC) and Walt Disney ( DIS). Shares of Disney rose 2.07% to $43.82; the stock has risen 16.8% year to date. The company's Avengers movie enjoyed a record box office debut in North America this weekend, raking in more than $200 million. Shares of Bank of America rose 2.84% to $7.96. The stock has increased 42.99% year to date. Warren Buffett said at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday that American banks are in a different category than their European counterparts, according to Bloomberg. Buffett reportedly added that he believes the banking system in the United States is in "fine shape." -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.