Stock markets had a mixed day on Monday as the Dow Jones industrials finished in positive territory while other leading indices closed in the red.
At the close of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 21.65 points (0.16 percent) at 13,510.08.
But the broad-based S&P 500 fell 1.22 (0.08 percent) to 1,470.83. Also lower was the Nasdaq Composite, which fell 8.13 (0.26 percent) to 3,117.50.
Dell shares soared on rumors that the computer maker would go private. But the Dell jump of 12.8 percent was not enough to keep the tech-rich Nasdaq in positive territory.
Nasdaq was weakened on reports of weak demand for Apple's most recent iPhone. Apple shares were 3.6 percent lower.