The Dow industrials turned positive on Monday as energy shares rose in sync with higher oil prices, and the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes climbed as investors snapped up shares beaten down in the recent sell-off.

Exxon Mobil Corp was the Dow's top boost ahead of Home Depot Inc , which rose more than 3 percent after Morgan Stanley upgraded it to overweight from equal-weight.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 7.33 points, or 0.07 percent, at 10,019.56. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 3.87 points, or 0.36 percent, at 1,070.06. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 7.52 points, or 0.35 percent, at 2,148.64.

A decline in the U.S. dollar against a basket of major currencies underpinned the run-up in oil prices, with U.S. front-month crude up 1.1 percent at $71.96 a barrel. The U.S. dollar index <.DXY> was off 0.4 percent.

(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)