NEW YORK (
) - U.S. stocks finished Monday down after a
worse-than-anticipated report on U.S. retail sales
Dow Jones Industrial Average
dropped 50 points, or 0.39%, at 12,727. The index, which has lost ground in seven of the past eight sessions, is still up 4.17% so far in 2012.
Breadth within the Dow was negative with 23 of the index's 30 components posted losses.
Among the biggest percentage decliners were
(JPM - Get Report)
Shares of JPMorgan dropped 2.72% to $35.09, giving back some ground after a 5%-plus surge on Friday after a better-than-expected earnings report. On Monday, fellow money center bank
reported second-quarter earnings that
JPMorgan's stock has risen 5.53% year to date.
Home Depot shares fell 1.27% to $51.43. The stock has risen 22.34% year to date.
Shares of Caterpillar fell 1.12% to $81.15. Caterpillar's stock has fallen 10.43% year to date.
The biggest gainers within the Dow were
Shares of Pfizer rose 1.32% to $23.11. The stock has risen 6.75% year to date.
American Express shares gained 1.19% to $58.62. The stock has risen 24.27% year to date.
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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