The S&P 500 fell one point, or less than 0.1%, to 2626. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 255.93 points higher at 23,836.71, with JPMorgan Chase leading advancers. A clutch of data also helped sentiment. On a total return basis, this is the 13th straight month of gains. On the Nasdaq, 1,567 issues rose and 895 fell.