Bank of America, Verizon, Alcoa: Dow Movers - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as consumer confidence

slipped slightly

in March and data showed that

home prices

dropped in January.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 43.9 points, or 0.33%, to 13,197.73. The

S&P 500

dropped 3.99 points to 1,412.52 and the

Nasdaq Composite

lost 2.22 points to 3,120.35.

Breadth within the Dow was negative with 22 of the index's 30 components posted losses.

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

ended Tuesday flat.

The biggest percentage decliners in the index were

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

,

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

and

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

.

Shares of Bank of America fell 1.71% to $9.76. The bank was

downgraded

to neutral from outperform at Robert W. Baird on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Bank of America a

C- grade

and a hold rating.

Verizon shares dropped 1.7% to $38.66.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Verizon a B- grade with a buy rating and

$47

price target.

Shares of Alcoa fell 1.57% to $10.06. Alcoa gets a

C grade

and hold rating.

The biggest percentage gainer among the blue chips and the only stock with an increase of more than 1% was

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

.

Pfizer shares rose 1.53% to $22.50 on heavy volume. The stock hit a

52-week high

Monday of $22.80 in intraday action.

Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Pfizer might be the next Dow component to

split up

.

Pfizer gets an A- grade from

TheStreet Ratings

with a buy rating and a

$28.52

price target.

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Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York

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