U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as an early advance fizzled in the last hour of trading. Energy stocks rose with the price of oil, while consumer discretionary stocks were among the biggest decliners. Utility stocks also dragged down the major indices.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 5.43 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 17,875.42.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4.29 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,076.33.
The Nasdaq composite fell 7.08 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,910.23.
For the week:
The Dow is up 112.18 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 9.37 points, or 0.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq has gained 23.30 points, or 0.5 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 52.35 points, or 0.3 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 17.43 points, or 0.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 174.18 points, or 3.7 per cent.