This story has been updated with closing prices.
NEW YORK (
) - Beleaguered handset maker
Research in Motion
( RIMM) was one of the tech sector's big winners on Monday, reflecting a broader uptick in technology stocks.
Shares of RIM, which reports its fourth-quarter results after market close on Thursday, closed up 2.78% at $14.04, despite
about the company's prospects. The BlackBerry maker easily outpaced the Nasdaq's gain of 1.78%.
Smartphone and tablet giant
maintained its recent momentum, once again surpassing the $600 mark. The iPhone maker's shares climbed $10.93, or 1.83%, to close at $606.98.
, which has been one of the sector's
, gained 2.58% to close at $18.67 on Monday.
, however, was a laggard. Shares of the chip maker closed down 0.6% at $9.99 after the company announced plans to cut around 25% of its European workforce.
Written by James Rogers in New York.
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