S&P 500, Dow Close Lower After Records – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stocks finished mixed on Tuesday, with investors taking a breather after a brief record run.

The S&P 500 edged down 4.36 points, or 0.1%, to 3911.23, after the benchmark gauge posted its eighth all-time closing high of 2021 on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 9.93 points, or less than 0.1%, to 31375.83.

The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index rose 20.06 points, or 0.1%, to 14007.70, a record.

For the S&P 500 and the Dow, Tuesday marked their first down day in more than a week.

Throughout the day the market remained essentially flat.