* Time Inc jumps after report of company rejecting takeover
* Amazon weighs the most on the S&P, Nasdaq
* Oil prices fluctuate on uncertainty regarding OPEC deal
* Indexes down: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 0.22 pct, Nasdaq 0.21 pct
(Updates to early afternoon)
By Tanya Agrawal and Anya George Tharakan
Nov 28 U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon
trading on Monday, weighed down by financial and consumer
discretionary stocks, as some investors cashed in following a
The three major U.S. indexes closed higher for the third
week in a row on Friday, with the S&P 500 notching its seventh
record close since Nov. 8.
Oil prices gained more than 2 percent in volatile trading,
recouping early losses, as the market reacted to the shaky
prospect of major OPEC producers being able to agree output cuts
at a meeting on Wednesday.
U.S. stocks have soared since Donald Trump's victory in the
presidential election as investors expect his plans to boost
infrastructure spending, cut corporate taxes and reduce
regulation to benefit the economy.
Up to Friday's close, the S&P 500 had jumped 3.4 percent
since Nov. 8, while the small-cap Russell 2000 soared
"U.S. stocks have soared since the election. At this point,
it would be perfectly normal to see the market pull back a bit
to digest the very strong move," said Adam Sarhan, chief
executive at 50 Park Investments.
"Technically, the market is very overbought and just about
everyone out there, including the strongest bulls, want to see a
nice orderly consolidation."
At 12:42 p.m. ET (1742 GMT) the Dow Jones industrial average
was down 28.02 points, or 0.15 percent, at 19,124.12.
The S&P 500 was down 4.82 points, or 0.22 percent, at
2,208.53 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 11.14 points,
or 0.21 percent, at 5,387.78.
Six of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, with the
financial index leading the decliners with a 0.94
Wells Fargo and Bank of America were down
about 1.5 percent and were among the biggest drags on the S&P.
The consumer discretionary index also fell 0.57
Amazon was down 1.6 percent at $767.74 after
Citigroup reduced its price target on the stock. The stock was
the biggest drag on the Nasdaq and the S&P.
Time Inc jumped 16 percent to $16.01 after the New
York Post reported that the publisher had rejected a takeover
bid from billionaire investor Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,757
to 1,126. On the Nasdaq, 1,852 issues fell and 891 advanced.
The S&P 500 index showed 21 new 52-week highs and no new
lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 134 new highs and 16 new lows.
(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)