How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

A late burst of buying left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the major indexes spent most of the day lower.

Industrial, energy and health care stocks helped power the market higher. Banks also notched solid gains as bond yields rose sharply. For the second straight day, traders unloaded technology sector stocks in favor of shares in smaller companies.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 index inched up 0.96 points, or 0.03%, to 2,979.39.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to 26,909.43.

The Nasdaq slid 3.28 points, or 0.04%, to 8,084.16.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 18.76 points, or 1.2%, to 1,542.99.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 0.68 points, or 0.02%.

The Dow is up 111.97 points, or 0.4%.

The Nasdaq is down 18.92 points, or 0.2%.

The Russell 2000 is up 37.82 points, or 2.5%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 472.54 points, or 18.9%.

The Dow is up 3,581.97 points, or 15.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,448.88 points, or 21.8%.

The Russell 2000 is up 194.43 points, or 14.4%.

People also read these

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Aug 25, 2016

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, its parent company

Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

Aug 26, 2016

President Evo Morales and his political opponents trade recriminations over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a rural highway

Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

Aug 26, 2016

Yellen says 'the case for an increase' in rates has strengthened but offers no timetable

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Your Name

Your Email Address