Written by Associated Press
Stocks are ending mostly lower after several retailers released disappointing results and outlooks.
Dick’s Sporting Goods and Advance Auto Parts plunged Tuesday after slashing their annual forecasts.
Bond prices fell, sending yields higher. That helped bank stocks.
Streaming music service Pandora rose 4 percent after naming a new CEO.
Roger Lynch had been head of Dish’s streaming video service.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1 point to 2,464.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5 points to 21,998. The Nasdaq composite edged down 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,333.
Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 index slumped 11 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,383.