The Dow closed down -26.50 (-0.19%) at 13,583.65.
There were 11 Dow stocks up, led by UNH (+0.82%), MCD, AXP, MMM and AA. KO was unchanged. Losers were led by HD (-2.09%), HPQ, DIS, VZ and GE.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) moved higher after the health insurance company announced a nearly $5 billion buyout of Brazilian’s largest health care company, Amil.
The dollar was up against the euro and British pound, but fell versus the Japanese yen.
Oil for November delivery slipped 55 cents to $89.33 a barrel.
Gold futures for December delivery lost $5.10 to end at $1,775.70 an ounce.
Here’s my thought for October, we go higher.