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Oct. 18, 2021, 4:05 p.m. EDT

Dow lags behind as stocks end mostly higher ahead of earnings

Stocks ended mostly higher Monday as investors prepared for a busy week of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) bucked the positive tone, losing around 36 points, or 0.1%, to end near 35,259, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 (S&P:SPX) rose around 15 points, or 0.3%, to close near 4,486, while the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:COMP) advanced around 124 points, or 0.8%, finishing near 15,022. Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYS:DIS) , down 3%, were the biggest drag on the Dow, falling after being downgraded to equal-weight from overweight by Barclays.

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