How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

AP News
Posted: Aug 27, 2012 4:55 PM
How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

U.S. stocks struggled for direction Monday. Trading was light, and there was little news to move the market. The biggest story on the stock market was Apple, which rose about 2 percent after it won a patent lawsuit with Samsung. Apple makes up about 13 percent of the Nasdaq composite index, which finished with a small gain. It makes up about 5 percent of the Standard & Poor's 500 index, which fell slightly. It is not part of the Dow Jones industrial average, which finished worst.

The Dow fell 33.30 points, or 0.3 percent, to 13,124.67.

The S&P 500 fell 0.69 point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,410.44.

The Nasdaq composite rose 3.40 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,073.19.

For the year:

The Dow is up 907.11 points, or 7.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 152.84 points, or 12.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 468.04 points, or 18 percent.