(CNBC) — U.S. stocks held little moved on Monday, with the Dow industrials coming back from a one-month low, as investors looked to economic reports, earnings and the Federal Reserve's mid-week policy decision.
"The recent trading pattern is when we go down, we tend to come back. Every sell off has been a buying opportunity," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.
Dollar Tree rose after saying it would acquire rival Family Dollar Stores; Zillow fell after saying it would acquire rival online real estate site Trulia for $3.5 billion in cash and stock; AcelRx Pharmaceuticals declined after failing to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its pain treatment Zalviso; Tesla Motors jumped after the Nikkei newspaper reported the electric-car maker and Panasonic had reached an accord for the latter to invest in a U.S. battery factory.
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