U.S. stock indexes ended slightly below the record levels they reached last week as investors assessed news from big corporations. Wisconsin Energy fell 4 percent and General Electric fell 1 percent after the companies said they had made acquisitions. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell a fraction of a point.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 9.82 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 16,937.26.
The S&P 500 index slipped 0.26 of a point, less than 0.1 percent, to close at 1,962.61.
The Nasdaq composite index added 0.64 of a point, also less than 0.1 percent, to 4,368.68.
For the year:
The Dow is up 360.60 points, or 2.2 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 114.25 points, or 6.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 192.09 points, or 4.6 percent.