Stock:
Symbol Lookup
Register | Login
...
History
...
...

Pre Market | Dow Jones | Gold | Newsletters | Learn


Stocks End on a Mixed Note; Dow Jones Posts Eighth Straight Higher Finish

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:28 PM
Stocks struggled in trading on Tuesday as investors took a breather after a week-long rally. However, the Dow Jones managed to post modest gains, making it the eighth straight higher finish for the benchmark index. The Dow Jones ended the day 0.02% higher at 14,450.06, the S&P 500 ended the day 0.24% lower at 1,552.48, and the Nasdaq ended the day 0.32% lower at 3,242.32. Consumer Cyclical sector led the losses in the S&P 500 in trading on Tuesday, ending the day 0.70% lower. Financials also fell sharply on Tuesday, ending the day 0.66% lower. Conglomerates ended the day 0.63% lower. Technology sector ended the day 0.59% lower. Basic Materials and Healthcare were the only sectors in the S&P 500 to finish the day in green. Basic Materials sector ended the day 0.13% higher, while Healthcare sector ended the day 0.24% higher. Among the major movers in trading on Tuesday were Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), which ended the day 0.75% higher at $41.81, Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), which ended the day 2.89% lower at $14.47, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which ended the day 2.16% lower at $428.43, Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), which ended the day 3.16% higher at $45.04, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which ended the day 0.85% higher at $73.60. European markets ended mostly higher on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 Index closing 0.11% higher, and the CAC 40 Index in Paris closing 0.10% higher. Asian markets ended mostly lower overnight, with the Nikkei 225 Index in Japan closing 0.28% lower, and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong closing 0.87% lower.
PRINT

FREE Options Trading Lessons
I'll show you how to unlock HUGE Gains with Options Trading
Let's make 2014 the year you get RICH!

Latest Headlines

Poland needs strong economy to benefit from euro zone entry: finance ministerPoland needs strong economy to benefit from euro zone entry: finance minister
WARSAW (Reuters) - All benefits that Poland may be able to get from a euro zone entry, including boosting its political stature in Europe, hinge on the country being economically strong, Finance Minis...
Import tariffs strain rich-poor gap in Import tariffs strain rich-poor gap in "madly expensive" Luanda
* Tariff hikes are aimed at boosting local industry, farming * Critics fear will fuel inflation, widen rich-poor divide * Luanda offers contrasts of conspicuous wealth and poverty * Economists s...
China Resources (Holdings) appoints new chairman, replacing SongChina Resources (Holdings) appoints new chairman, replacing Song
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd <CHRESR.UL> has appointed a new chairman with immediate effect, replacing Song Lin who is being investigated by Chinese authorities, the f...
California congressman woos Sriracha pepper sauce factory after odor complaints heat upCalifornia congressman woos Sriracha pepper sauce factory after odor complaints heat up
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to his district after residents in i...
Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pactObama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media said, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as cruci...

Loading Headlines...
 

Stock Market

Track the stock market today with the latest news and information on all things investing! Watch your stocks perform throughout the day and watch the breaking stock market news.

Feedback | disclaimer | privacy policy

Stock Market News

The Stock Market is ever changing. Keep up on your stock market news.

Stock Market Newsletters

Read up on your favorite stock market newsletters.


Learn the Stock Market

Sharper your stock trading skills with our stock market education section.