Stocks are closing higher as companies prepare to start reporting their second-quarter earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 88.85 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 15,224.69 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed 8.57 points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 1,640.46. The Nasdaq composite was up 5.45 points, or 0.2 percent, at 3,484.83.
Wall Street is turning its attention to the performance of companies during the recent second quarter. Alcoa kicks off the reporting Monday, when it announces results after the close of trading.