Stocks end slightly lower, but book August gains

Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite backing off of records set in the previous session, but booked monthly gains as August came to a close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 41 points, or 0.1%, to end near 35,359, while the S&P 500 closed around 6 points lower near 4,523, down 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite lost around 7 points, or less than 0.1%, to finish near 15,259. The Dow logged a 1.2% monthly gain for August, while the S&P 500 advanced 2.9% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 4%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Stocks end slightly lower, but book August gains
Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite backing off of records set in the previous session, but booked monthly gains as August came to a close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 41 points, or 0.1%, to end near 35,359, while the S&P 500 closed around 6 points lower near 4,523, down 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite lost around 7 points, or less than 0.1%, to finish near 15,259. The Dow logged a 1.2% monthly gain for August, while the S&P 500 advanced 2.9% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 4%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.