NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks barely budged and finished mixed on Monday. Consumer companies rose after Starwood Hotels received a new buyout offer, which kicked off a surge in travel-related stocks. Energy and materials stocks fell with the prices of oil, gas, and metals. U.S. stocks missed out on a global rally that lifted stocks in Europe and Asia.
The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 15.82 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,229.13.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.55 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,019.64.
The Nasdaq composite index added 1.81 points to 4,750.28.
For the year:
The Dow is down 195.90 points, or 1.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 24.30 points, or 1.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 257.13 points, or 5.1 per cent.