Rita Nazareth
Bloomberg News

NEW YORK: Stocks fell Monday, following the first weekly decline in about two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors awaited indications of whether the Federal Reserve will provide further stimulus measures.

Hewlett-Packard Co., Alcoa Inc. and Bank of America Corp. dropped at least 1.1 percent to pace losses in the biggest companies. Apple Inc., the most valuable company, climbed 1 percent after a jury found Samsung Electronics Co. infringed six of seven patents for its mobile devices. Google Inc., which offers the Android mobile software, declined 1.4 percent.

The S&P 500 slid 0.1 percent to 1,410.44. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33.30 points, or 0.3 percent, to 13,124.67. The Nasdaq index gained 0.2 percent to 2,782.55, after rising to the highest since 2000 during the day. Volume for exchange-listed stocks in the U.S. was 4.5 billion shares, 28 percent below the three-month average.