|I:DJI||DOW JONES AVERAGES||34742.82||-34.94||-0.10%|
|I:COMP||NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX||13401.857613||-350.38||-2.55%|
The benchmark S&P 500 gained 0.18% and the Nasdaq Composite rallied 0.87% as both indexes finished at all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, slipped 61 points, or 0.18%.
While the S&P finished at record highs as early as last week, it was the Nasdaq's first record since February.
The major averages received a lift after the Census Bureau said durable goods orders rose 0.5% in March, rebounding from a decline in the prior month. Excluding transportation, orders increased 1.6%, in line with forecasts.
In stocks, tech giants Apple Inc., Amazon Inc., Facebook Inc. Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. will all release their quarterly results this week. But first, Tesla was expected to report a record quarterly profit after Monday's closing bell.
A pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was lifted late Friday after U.S. regulators concluded the benefits outweigh the risks. The vaccine was paused earlier this month after six women out of more than 7 million who received the inoculation developed blot clots.
Elsewhere, Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine will be reviewed by World Health Organization experts on April 30 for possible emergency-use listing, Reuters reported, citing a WHO official.
|JNJ||JOHNSON & JOHNSON||170.34||+1.92||+1.14%|
Good news on COVID-19 helped lift travel-related names including American Airlines Group Inc., Carnival Corp. and Hilton Hotels Corp.
|AAL||AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP, INC.||22.00||0.00||0.00%|
|HLT||HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS, INC.||121.81||-1.99||-1.61%|
In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil lost 23 cents to $61.91 per barrel and gold edged up $2.20 to $1,779.20 an ounce.
Overseas markets were mixed.
European markets reversed early losses with Britain’s FTSE 100 rallying 0.35%, France’s CAC 40 rising 0.28% and Germany's DAX 30 ticking up 0.11%.
In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.95%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slid 0.43% and Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.36%.