How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

AP News
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 5:14 PM
How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

The stock market took a late afternoon fall Monday after European finance ministers failed to come up with the full amount of money pledged for a bailout fund. Cautious comments from the head of the European Central Bank also helped push stocks lower.

Banks led the way down. Morgan Stanley dropped more than 5 percent. Bank of America Corp. sank 4 percent, the biggest fall in the Dow Jones Industrial average.

The Dow lost 100.13 points, or 0.8 percent to close at 11,766.26.

The S&P 500 index fell 14.31 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,205.35.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 32.19 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,523.14.

For the year to date:

The Dow is up 188.75 points, or 1.6 percent.

The S&P is down 52.29, or 4.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 129.73, or 4.9 percent.