Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading:

Clorox fell $1.18 or 1.3 percent, to $86.87.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $2.71 or 4.1 percent, to $63.40.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $2.23 or 2.1 percent, to $103.87.

Procter & Gamble Co. fell $.84 or 1.1 percent, to $77.32.