Corporate earnings news gave investors little direction Tuesday, leaving the stock market little changed Tuesday. Most major indexes closed slightly lower, except for the Dow Jones industrial average. Yet even there the gain was due entirely to the increase in one stock, United Technologies.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 22.19 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 15,567.74.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.14 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,692.39.
The Nasdaq composite fell 21.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 3,579.27.
For the week:
The Dow is up 24 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 0.30 points, or 0.02 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 8.34 points, or 0.2 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 2,463.60 points, or 18.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 266.20 points, or 18.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 559.76 points, or 18.5 percent