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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock indexes barely moved on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher after eight straight weeks of gains, despite data pointing to stronger growth in manufacturing and construction spending. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.06 percent at 16,076.33, the S&P 500 was up 0.17 percent at 1,808.85 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.05 percent at 4,057.905.
** EBAY INC, $51.55, +2.04 pct
** AMAZON.COM INC, $393.448, -0.04 pct
** SEARS HOLDINGS CORP, $62.54, -1.56 pct
** BEST BUY CO INC, $41.35, +1.97 pct
** TARGET CORP, $63.05, -1.38 pct
** J.C. PENNEY CO, $10.01, -1.77 pct
ComScore Inc, an analytics firm, said U.S. online sales rose 17.3 percent on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, outpacing sales growth at brick-and-mortar stores. The most visited e-commerce sites in order were those of Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Best Buy and Target, comScore said. Continued...