(CNBC) -- U.S. equities traded mostly higher Monday as a rise in the financials sector helped offset losses from large-cap technology stocks.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained about 50 points in choppy trade, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains. The 30-stock index briefly rose more than 100 points earlier in the session.
The S&P 500 also traded 0.19 percent higher, with utilities, telecommunications and financials leading advancers.
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