Stocks were barely changed amid light holiday trading and mixed economic news Tuesday. Consumer confidence surged to an eight-month high, but home prices dropped in major cities. Sears plummeted after reporting that it would close more than 100 stores around the country.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 2.65 points, or 0.02 percent, to 12,291.35.
The S&P 500 was up 0.10 points, or 0.01 percent, to 1,265.43.
The Nasdaq composite rose 6.56, or 0.3 percent, to 2,625.20.
For the year to date:
The Dow is up 713.84 points, or 6.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 7.79, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 27.67, or 1 percent.