Brands took a breather Monday amid concern over the looming government shutdown. Stocks such as JPMorgan Chase, J.C. Penney and Johnson Controls traded lower. Johnson Controls dipped after Morgan Stanley downgraded the auto-parts maker to “underweight” from “overweight.” Meanwhile, news of weaker-than-anticipated Chinese manufacturing levels may have also pressured trading today. On another note, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for September showed an uptick to 55.7 from 53 in August. The result exceeded the consensus estimate of 54.