Stocks closed lower on Monday, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 index down from the five-year high it reached last week. Investors are shifting their focus to corporate profits. Aluminum producer Alcoa launches the reporting season for the fourth quarter of 2012 after the market closes on Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 50.92, or 0.4 percent, to 13,384.29.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 4.58, or 0.3 percent, to 1,461.89.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.84, or 0.09 percent, to 3,098.81.
For the year:
The Dow is up 280.15, or 2.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 35.70, or 2.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 79.30, or 2.6 percent.
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