American International Group Inc. rose 3.5 percent after the government said it would sell 200 million of the 1.66 billion shares in the insurer that it owns to the public. The Treasury Department owns 92 percent of AIG after the company got bailed out during the financial crisis.
Intel Corp. rose 1.6 percent after the chip maker increased its quarterly dividend to 21 cents from 16 cents.
Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume came to 3.8 billion shares.