Markets Today: United States stocks battle to a mixed surface

Stocks had a hard time to a combined surface on Wall Street as gains in energy and innovation business were counteracted by losses in other sectors.

Banks published the biggest losses Tuesday. Wells Fargo fell 1 percent and Bank of America returned 1.2 percent.

Energy stocks increased as oil rates rebounded. Devon Energy climbed up 2.7 percent.

Rent-a-Center skyrocketed 7.9 percent after declining a takeover deal.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,425. The Dow Jones commercial average was little bit altered at 21,409. The Nasdaq composite increased 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,193.

9 of the 11 market groups in the S&P 500 decreased.

Bond costs increased. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was up to 2.36 percent.

Stocks are lower in midday trading on Wall Street, led by decreases in banks.

Wells Fargo and Bank of America each lost 1 percent Tuesday.

Energy stocks bucked the down pattern as oil rates rebounded. Halliburton increased 1.4 percent.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,420. The Dow Jones commercial average quit 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,354.

The Nasdaq composite was little bit altered at 6,174.

Bond rates increased. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was up to 2.37 percent.

Stocks are off to a combined start on Wall Street as losses for huge outlet store and products business surpass gains in healthcare.

Kohl’s moved 0.6 percent in early trading Tuesday, and Nordstrom lost 0.5 percent. FMC Corp. fell 1.8 percent.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,424. The Dow Jones commercial average increased 3 indicate 21,411.

The Nasdaq composite decreased 9 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,167.

Bond costs were little bit altered. The yield on the 10-year Treasury held consistent at 2.38 percent.