Mixed economic data kept the stock market hovering near break-even Tuesday. One report on home prices looked encouraging, and another on consumer confidence was worrisome.
House prices increased in all major U.S. cities in June, according to the closely watched Standard Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index. The report was the latest sign that the housing market has been gaining strength.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 21.68 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 13,102.99.
The SP 500 index slipped 1.14 point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,409.30.
The Nasdaq composite rose 3.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,077.14.
For the week:
The Dow is down 54.98 points, or 0.4 percent.
The SP 500 is down 1.83 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 7.35 points, or 0.2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 885.43 points, or 7.2 percent.
The SP 500 is up 151.70 points, or 12 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 471.99 points, or 18 percent.