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.