Stock market continues to grapple for yearly gain

Tuesday's Index Wrap-up

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day on Tuesday with a loss of 2.65 points, or 0.02%, and closed at 12,291.35. Sixteen of the Dow's thirty index components ended the session in the black. The strongest were Intel (INTC) (+0.66%), Cisco Systems (CSCO) (+0.65%), and AT&T (T) (+0.57%). The weakest were Bank of America (BAC) (-2.14%), JP Morgan Chase (JPM) (-1.61%), and General Electric (GE) (-1.21%).

The S&P 500 ($SPX) finished the session with a gain of 0.10 points, or 0.01%, and closed at 1,265.43. The strongest individual percentage performers in the index were Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) (+5.80%), International Game Technology (IGT) (+4.95%), and Tiffany & Co. (TIF) (+3.48%). The weakest was Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) (-27.20%). Other top decliners were Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) (-8.99%), which looks to have further downside over the next week, and Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) (-8.93%).

The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session higher by 6.56 points, or 0.25%, on Tuesday and it closed at 2,625.20. The top index components in the Nasdaq-100 ($NDX) were Research In Motion (RIMM) (+6.90%), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) (+3.58%), and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) (+3.21%). The weakest were Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) (-27.20%), First Solar (FSLR) (-5.07%), and Netflix (NFLX) (-2.78%).

S&P 500 (Figure 2)

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