Slumping energy stocks pulled the broader market slightly lower Tuesday, erasing small gains from the day before.
A sharp drop in crude oil prices weighed down the energy sector. Disappointing results or outlooks from retailers and other companies also weighed on the market. Utilities and consumer goods companies rose.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5.97 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,578.87.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 30.23 points, or 0.1 percent, to 23,409.47.
The Nasdaq composite slid 19.72 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,737.87.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 3.81 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,471.26.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 3.43 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Dow is down 12.74 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 13.07 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is down 4.02 points, or 0.3 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 340.04 points, or 15.2 percent.
The Dow is up 3,646.87 points, or 18.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,354.75 points, or 25.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 114.13 points, or 8.4 percent.