(CNBC) -- Stocks rose on Monday, led by tech shares, as investors awaited key corporate earnings from companies like Alphabet.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 175 points higher as Microsoft and Apple outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.7 percent as the tech sector gained 1.6 percent. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.15 percent, outperforming relative to the other major indexes.
Shares of Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all closed at least 2 percent higher. The Technology Select Sector SPDR fund (XLK) rose 1.6 percent.
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