Stocks finished little changed on Monday. Ken Meyers has your stock market report on the Acadiana Business Index.

  • The Dow fell 33 points to 13124. The S&P declined less than a point to 1410. The NASDAQ Composite finished with a 3 point gain to close at 3073.
  • The major averages swung between gains and losses as investors await word from the Fed on monetary policy later this week.
  • Technology was the best performing sector on the session. Shares of Apple gained $12.02 to $675.20 after winning its patent case against rival Samsung. Utilities outperformed with Dominion Resources rising 56 cents to $54.05.
  • On the earnings front, retailer Tiffany climbed $4.21 to $62.71 after quarterly results showed same store sales fell less than analysts projected.
  • In the financials, Hudson City Bancorp rallied $1.00 to $7.43 after agreeing to be acquired by M&T Bank for approximately $3.7 billion.
  • Telecom and materials were the worst performing sectors on Monday. Dow component Verizon declined 41 cents to $42.76 following cautious comments in Barron’s over the weekend.
  • Peabody Energy shed 57 cents to $22.80.
  • Breadth was negative on the NYSE by a 12-11 margin on issues. NYSE composite volume totaled over 2.4 billion shares.
  • Declining issues matched advancers on the NASDAQ. The 10-year note gained 11/32 to yield 1.65%.

For the complete report, click Ken's Market Report.