NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks were mixed in early afternoon trading Monday, with much of the market stalling after the five weeks of gains that pushed the S&P 500
Watch the video below to see how U.S. markets are doing in midday trading Monday:
Energy stocks continued to lag.
The energy sector was down 1.59% on Monday as stocks such as Schlumberger (SLB) , Exxon (XOM) and Halliburton (HAL) each plunged more than 1% as crude oil prices sank below $100 a barrel for the first time in more than 14 months. Demand concerns worsened after Monday's weak Chinese import data. The United States Oil Fund ETF (USO) was down 1.49% to $34.38.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
U.S. stock markets climbed on Friday to end the shortened, holiday week higher by 0.2% as weaker-than-expected jobs growth minimized worries the Federal Reserve would hike rates sooner than later. Also helping the markets end the session positive, the Ukraine and pro-Russia forces signed a ceasefire agreement. It was the S&P's fifth straight week of gains that saw the index pushed up 0.5% on the day to a record closing high of 2,007.71.