The Nasdaq fell on Monday as consumer discretionary and technology companies' shares slid and investors' concerns remain about weakness in the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 9.46 points, or 0.08 percent, to 12,605.21. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 0.72 point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,337.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 23.12 points, or 0.82 percent, to 2,805.35.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy, Editing by Jan Paschal)