Stocks inched down Monday as investors digested JPMorgan Chase's purchase of most of First Republic Bank's assets.
Shares of JPMorgan Chase rose 2.1% after the bank acquired First Republic and said that the banking system is stable.
Regional bank shares slid. The SPDR S&P 500 Regional Bank exchange-traded fund, which tracks a range of mid-sized banks, fell 2.9%. Shares of PacWest Bancorp slipped 10.6%.
Shares of First Republic Bank remained halted from early Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the latest ISM manufacturing report revealed that manufacturing activity contracted for the sixth straight month in April.
The Federal Reserve begins its two-day monetary policy meeting Tuesday, which is expected to conclude with a quarter-point rate hike. Investors will be watching for clues on how the central bank will proceed with its inflation-fighting plan and whether the recent banking turmoil has altered Fed officials' plans.
Also on deck are earnings reports from Advanced Micro Devices, Starbucks, Ford, Kraft Heinz and more later this week.
The Dow fell 47 points, or 0.1%.
The S&P 500 slipped 0.05%.
The Nasdaq Composite slid 0.1%.
As stocks settle after the trading day, levels might still change slightly.