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The S&P 500 edged up in a volatile session on Monday as better-than-expected results from Exxon lifted energy shares and offset disappointing readings on consumer spending and the manufacturing sector. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.15 percent at 17,191.47, the S&P 500 was up 0.33 percent at 2,001.51 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.04 percent at 4,637.32.
** EXXON MOBIL CORP, $88.48, +1.21 pct
The world's largest publicly traded oil company said its quarterly profit fell 21 percent as weak oil prices took a toll, but results topped Wall Street expectations due to tax benefits and a favorable arbitration ruling.
Exxon also said it will reduce its share buyback program in the first quarter by more than half to $1 billion.
For a graphic on ExxonMobil vs. Chevron, (link.reuters.com/red93w)
** YOU ON DEMAND HOLDINGS INC, $2.66, +29.76 pct Continued...