The WWD Global Stock Tracker fell 0.4 percent to 107.59 as investor elation over falling oil prices began to turn to anxiety.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.6 percent to 17,852.48 and the S&P 500 concluded the day down 0.7 percent to 2,060.31, reducing larger losses from earlier in the day.
The largest decline among the 100 fashion, retail and beauty stocks followed by WWD came from Prada SpA, down 7 percent to 43.95 Hong Kong dollars, or $5.67 at current exchange, after seeing its profits for the nine months fall 27.6 percent during what chief executive officer called “a more challenging year than expected.”
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. shares sacrificed 6.6 percent to close at $6.20 while Anta Sports Products was off the same percentage to 12.84 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.66. Quiksilver Inc. was down 4.4 percent to $1.76 while Luen Thai Holdings Ltd. was off 3.7 percent to 1.32 Hong Kong dollars, or 17 cents.
Although not among the stocks included in the tracker, Aéropostale Inc. was down 10.6 percent to $2.20 on a day in which numerous specialty store retailers inside and outside the teen market took losses and Delia’s Inc. reported that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal bankruptcy court on Sunday.
Stocks adding value on Monday were led by Dickson Concepts (International), up 3.7 percent to 3.90 Hong Kong dollars, or 50 cents, and Youngor Group Co., up 3.3 percent to 11.97 yuan, or $1.95. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. rose 3 percent to $12.27, followed by Yoox.com, up 2 percent to 19.18 euros, or $23.56, and Debenhams plc, up 1.9 percent to 74 pence, or $1.15.
In commodities trading, oil fell 4.3 percent to $63.02 a barrel.