Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 3 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,442 as of 12:16 p.m. Eastern time. The Russell 2000 of small-company stocks picked up 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,415 .REITS RALLY: Several real estate investment trusts were trading higher as investors sought out stocks that pay high dividend yields. Kimco Realty added 55 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $18.54 . The stock picked up 21 cents to $8.49 .BOND YIELDS: Bond prices rose.
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