Dow Ends Day Down 13
S&P 500, Nasdaq also slightly down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 20, 2015 3:17 PM CDT
Specialist James Maher, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are ending slightly lower as some weak earnings reports weigh on the market. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 13 points, or 0.1%, to 17,217 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index declined two points, or 0.1%, to 2,030. The Nasdaq composite edged down 24 points, or 0.5%, to 4,880.

IBM sank 6% Tuesday after the company reported that its revenue fell for the 14th quarter in a row. Harley-Davidson plunged 14% after reporting a drop in profit and cutting its forecasts for motorcycle shipments. Pizza Hut and KFC owner Yum Brands gained 2% after saying it would spin off its struggling China business. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.07%.