Wall Street mixed ahead of data

United States stocks close mixed amid weak Japan data as investors await busy string of US economic data.

Wall Street stocks closed mixed as investors looked to a busy week of data releases on the United States economy.

At the closing bell on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 5.14 (0.03%) to 15,420.37 points. 

The broad-based S&P 500 gave up 1.93 (0.11%) at 1,689.49 points.

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 9.84 (0.27%) to 3,669.95 points.

The indecisive results came as investors await a full tally of US economic data later in the week that includes retail sales, housing and industrial production.

"Investors are trying to figure out the next catalysts," said Art Hogan, head of product strategy at Lazard Capital Markets.

Tech shares outperformed the broader market, with Apple shares climbing on reports it will unveil a new iPhone model next month.

Japan said growth in the second-quarter came in at a 2.6% annual pace, down from 3.8% in the first quarter.

The Japan news disappointed investors, who have seen the world's third-biggest economy as a strong growth story in 2013 following aggressive stimulus moves.

Monday's losses followed declines in US equities last week as investors cited the need for equity markets to consolidate after recent valuation gains.

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