Stocks snap 3-day winning streak, despite positive headlines on trade

The three major averages were trading just off all-time highs and were on track for their first loss in four sessions

Stocks finished lower Monday, snapping a three-day winning as they kicked off the final week of trading before a 15 percent tariff is scheduled to hit about $160 billion of Chinese goods.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 105.46 points, or 0.4 percent, closing on session lows. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 shed 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 33963.84 -106.58 -0.31%
SP500 S&P 500 4320.06 -9.94 -0.23%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13211.806896 -12.18 -0.09%

Speaking Monday, a Chinese deputy commerce minister said Beijing wants “satisfactory results as soon as possible." Chinese trade negotiators have called on the U.S. to roll back tariffs as part of a phase one trade agreement, something President Trump said he doesn't want to do.

Also on the trade front, negotiators from the U.S., Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement, which could come together in the next 24 hours, that makes changes to the enforcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, multiple sources have told FOX Business.

Trade sensitive names like Apple, Caterpillar and Micron Technology are expected to remain in focus all week as the U.S. and China work toward a phase one agreement.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
AAPL APPLE INC. 174.79 +0.86 +0.49%
CAT CATERPILLAR INC. 273.01 +1.00 +0.37%
MU MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC. 68.88 +0.98 +1.44%

Automakers Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler were little changed following the USMCA news.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
F FORD MOTOR CO. 12.44 +0.24 +2.01%
GM GENERAL MOTORS CO. 32.58 -0.12 -0.37%
FCAU n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Pacific Gas & Electric shares surged after the San Francisco-based utility reached a $13.5 billion agreement to settle claims related to wildfires caused by its outdated equipment and negligence.

Cancer-therapy developer Synthorx soared more than 170 percent after the French drugmaker Sanofi made a $2.5 billion offer.

Elsewhere, the recreational-vehicle manufacturer Thor Industries was lower after posting sliding first-quarter sales in its key North American market. Thor expects North American sales to remain flat to slightly lower for its fiscal year 2020.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
PCG PG&E CORP. 17.14 -0.10 -0.58%
THOR n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
THI n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
SNY SANOFI 54.02 -0.26 -0.48%

Commodities traded mixed with West Texas Intermediate crude oil down 0.4 percent at $58.99 a barrel and gold little changed near $1,465 an ounce.

U.S. Treasurys gained, causing the yield on the 10-year note to fall by 1 basis points to 1.833 percent.

In Europe, London's FTSE was lower by 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX slid 0.5 percent and France's CAC fell 0.6 percent.

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.3 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was flat and the Shanghai Composite added 0.1 percent.


The Japanese Cabinet Office reported Monday that the economy expanded at a 1.8 percent annual pace in July-September, spurred by strong consumer purchases ahead of an Oct. 1 sales tax hike. That was much stronger than the 0.2 percent growth earlier reported and marked a fourth straight quarter of expansion for the world's No. 3 economy.

FOX Business' Ken Martin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.