NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as consumer confidence
in March and data showed that
dropped in January.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
fell 43.9 points, or 0.33%, to 13,197.73. The
dropped 3.99 points to 1,412.52 and the
lost 2.22 points to 3,120.35.
Breadth within the Dow was negative with 22 of the index's 30 components posted losses.
ended Tuesday flat.
The biggest percentage decliners in the index were
Bank of America
Shares of Bank of America fell 1.71% to $9.76. The bank was
to neutral from outperform at Robert W. Baird on Tuesday.
gives Bank of America a
and a hold rating.
Verizon shares dropped 1.7% to $38.66.
gives Verizon a B- grade with a buy rating and
Shares of Alcoa fell 1.57% to $10.06. Alcoa gets a
and hold rating.
The biggest percentage gainer among the blue chips and the only stock with an increase of more than 1% was
Pfizer shares rose 1.53% to $22.50 on heavy volume. The stock hit a
Monday of $22.80 in intraday action.
Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Pfizer might be the next Dow component to
Pfizer gets an A- grade from
with a buy rating and a
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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