NEW YORK — Stocks fell in light trading Monday as investors dumped former darlings of the market, real estate companies and utilities. The selling was modest, but broad. Eight of the 11 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index closed down for the day.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54.30 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,253.85.

The S&P 500 index lost 7.07 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,161.20.

The Nasdaq composite declined 11.13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,300.87.

For the year:

The Dow is up 828.82 points, or 4.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 117.26 points, or 5.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 293.46 points, or 5.9 percent.

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