Stocks ended mixed after a day of wavering between positive factors and losses Monday because the market cools off following a uncommon profitable week.
The S&P 500 edged 0.3% decrease, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.2% and the Nasdaq fell 0.8%. Small-company shares rose.
Declines in expertise and communication shares, and in a number of huge retailers and travel-related firms weighed in the marketplace. Those losses checked positive factors in vitality shares and elsewhere. Treasury yields rose.
Stocks closed out final week with strong positive factors and the S&P 500 had its greatest day in two years on Friday.