Dow, S&P 500 dip slightly; materials sell off

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 ended down slightly on Tuesday as investors, worried about global growth prospects, sold materials and industrials stocks, but falling bond yields kept declines in check.

FILE PHOTO – Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 56.21 points, or 0.21 percent, to 26,430.57, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 4.09 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,880.34 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 2.07 points, or 0.03 percent, to 7,738.02.

Reporting by Sinead Carew; Editing by James Dalgleish

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