(CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed Monday, holding most of last week's gains, as investors readied for another week of earnings and central bank announcements.
It's "just a little profit taking ahead of big earnings and data tomorrow," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital.
Apple fell more than 3 percent ahead of its earnings report due after the close Tuesday. Chevron declined more than 2.5 percent to join Apple as the greatest weights on the Dow Jones industrial average. The S&P 500 held mildly lower as the energy sector lagged.
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