The Dow held on to late gains to close at a record high on Tuesday, but the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 finished in the red.
The Dow gained 0.04%, while the S&P 500 declined 0.05%, and the Nasdaq fell about 0.3%.
Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN - Get Report) venture into home furnishing caused its competitors' stock to tumble. Wayfair Inc. (W - Get Report) shares fell about 5%, while Restoration Hardware (RH - Get Report) shares were down more than 3% after Amazon introduced its Rivet and premium Stone & Beam brands.
Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP - Get Report) were higher after billionaire activist Bill Ackman lost his bid to shake up the board and massively restructure the company. Ackman had been seeking a minority slate of three seats on ADP's board, including one for himself. However, ADP shareholders voted to re-elect all of the payroll company's directors. According to ADP, Ackman and his two other candidates received support from holders of less than 25% of the company's outstanding shares.
Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (APRN - Get Report) shares tanked after CEO Matt Salzberg said the company's new fulfillment center in Linden, NJ has been a drag on the company's bottom line. Shares have fallen nearly 70% since the company went public on June 29.