NEW YORK (May 20, 2013)--The Russell 2000, an index of small-company stocks, rose above 1,000 for the first time Monday as it outpaces the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index this year.
Small stocks are doing well partly because they are less exposed to Europe's economic woes than large companies.
The Dow fell 19 points to close at 15,335, a loss of 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 fell a point to end at 1,666, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq composite fell two points to close at 3,496, or 0.1 percent.
The Russell rose a point to 998.
Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was light at 3.2 billion shares.