TSC 21 Sees Sluggish Day - TheStreet

TSC 21 Sees Sluggish Day

Continental and Best Buy post gains, but the index ends relatively flat.
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TheStreet.com 21 ended relatively flat Tuesday, as several of the index's components closed near break-even.

The TSC 21 inched up 3 points, or 0.3%, to 1080. Of the broader indices, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

closed down 30 points, or 0.3%, at 9748, while the

Nasdaq

gained 16 points, or 0.8%, to 1941. The

S&P 500

finished up 1 point at 1046.

Leading the day's advancers was

Tiffany's

(TIF) - Get Report

, which rose $1.47, or 3.4%, to $44.57. Close behind was

Continental

(CAL) - Get Report

, which added 60 cents, or 3.2%, to $19.58, while

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

rose $1.28, or 2.4%, to $54.08.

Maytag

(MYG)

closed down 59 cents, or 2.3%, at $24.97, and led the day's nine decliners. Other losers were

Smurfit Stone Container

(SSCC)

, which lost 29 cents, or 2%, to $14.57, and

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

, which fell $1.24, or 1.7%, to $72.76.

Meanwhile,

Level 3

(LVLT)

closed the session unchanged at $5.30. Also hardly changed was

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

, which ended up 3 cents, or 0.1%, at $21.11.

Equity Office Properties

(EOP)

rose 1 cent, or 0.03%, to $28.68.

The TSC 21 is now up 80 points, or 8%, from its start at 1000 on July 3.