published on July 24, 2017 - 1:16 PM
Written by Associated Press

U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower, led by drops in retailers and industrial stocks.

Hibbett Sports plunged 33.5 percent Monday after the sporting goods store operator reported a drop in a key sales measure.

Technology stocks rose, helping push the Nasdaq composite to another all-time high. Apple gained 1.2 percent.

Health information site WebMD soared 20 percent after agreeing to be acquired by the investment firm KKR.

More than a third of the companies in the S&P 500 are scheduled to report their second-quarter earnings this week.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,469.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 66 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,513.

The Nasdaq composite rose 23 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,410.


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