Dow Ends Day Up 6
S&P 500, Nasdaq also barely changed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 17, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Specialist Neil Gallagher, left, and trader Gordon Charlop work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stock prices are ending little changed as investors sorted through some mixed results from big US retailers. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 17,489 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid two points, or 0.1%, to 2,050. The Nasdaq composite rose a point to 4,986.

Walmart Stores rose 3.5% and Home Depot gained 4.4% Tuesday after turning in earnings that were better than expected. Urban Outfitters dropped 3.8% after its revenue fell short. Investors have been worried that sales could be weak this holiday shopping season. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of oil fell. US crude dropped 3% to $41 a barrel. Bond prices barely budged. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.27%.