How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

A late burst of buying left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the major indexes spent most of the day lower

A late burst of buying left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the major indexes spent most of the day lower.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 index inched up 0.96 points, or 0.03%, to 2,979.39.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to 26,909.43.

The Nasdaq slid 3.28 points, or 0.04%, to 8,084.16.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 18.76 points, or 1.2%, to 1,542.99.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 0.68 points, or 0.02%.

The Dow is up 111.97 points, or 0.4%.

The Nasdaq is down 18.92 points, or 0.2%.

The Russell 2000 is up 37.82 points, or 2.5%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 472.54 points, or 18.9%.

The Dow is up 3,581.97 points, or 15.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 1,448.88 points, or 21.8%.

The Russell 2000 is up 194.43 points, or 14.4%.