Dow Falls 12 on Housing, Auto Data Pending-home sales dropped 16% in November By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Jan 5, 2010 3:19 PM CST 0 comments Comments Traders watch market activity at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Newser) – Stocks ended mixed today, with the Dow down slightly on news of a 16% drop in pending-home sales for November and monthly sales drops from Chrysler and GM, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow fell 12 points, closing at 10,572. The Nasdaq closed flat at 2,309. The S&P 500 added 3 points to settle at 1,136.