How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

U.S. stocks fell slightly in quiet trading Monday as investors worked through several company announcements and prepared for the start of company earnings releases. Health care companies were solidly higher. Global markets rose modestly.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 55.75 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,737.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 6.65 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,066.13.

The Nasdaq composite index was down 22.75 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,891.80.

For the year:

The Dow is up 311.97 points, or 1.8 per cent.

The S&P 500 is up 22.19 points, or 1.1 per cent.

The Nasdaq is down 115.61 points, or 2.3 per cent.