How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

AP News
Posted: Aug 09, 2016 5:13 PM

U.S. stocks eked out a small gain Tuesday after an up-and-down day that saw health care, technology and consumer-focused companies lead the way. The gain nudged the Nasdaq composite to its second record high in less than a week.

Strong earnings reports helped chemicals companies, while retailers lagged the market. An early rally in U.S. crude oil prices evaporated, sending several oil and gas companies lower.

On Tuesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.76 points, or 0.02 percent, to 18,533.05.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 0.85 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,181.74.

The Nasdaq gained 12.34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,225.48.

For the week:

The Dow is down 10.48 points, or 0.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 1.13 points, or 0.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 4.36 points, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,108.02 points, or 6.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 137.80 points, or 6.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 218.07 points, or 4.4 percent.