Rick Winters, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Monday, February 25. Major U.S. stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes closed the day with slight gains on positive trade-talk news: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ advanced 0.2%, 0.1% and 0.4% , respectively. Meanwhile, General Electric rose 6% after announcing the $21-billion sale of its biopharmaceutical business to Danaher. General Electric’s stock price is up more than 40% thus far in 2019 .