U.S. stocks managed to post meager gains Tuesday, enough to nudge the S&P 500 to an all-time high for the third straight day.
Household goods makers, health care stocks, utilities and other sectors helped lift the market, outweighing a steep drop in communications companies. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, led that slide after reporting a slowdown in revenue growth.
The S&P 500 rose 2.80 points, or 0.1%, to 2,945.83, a record.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 38.52, or 0.1%, to 26,592.91.
The Nasdaq fell 66.47 points, or 0.8%, to 8,095.39.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks dropped 7.15 points, or 0.4%, to 1,591.21.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 5.95 points, or 0.2%.
The Dow is up 49.58 points, or 0.2%.
The Nasdaq is down 51.01 points, or 0.6%.
The Russell 2000 is down 0.61 points, or 0.04%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 438.98 points, or 17.5%.
The Dow is up 3,265.45 points, or 14%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,460.11 points, or 22%.
The Russell 2000 is up 242.65 points, or 18%.