US stocks slip, snapping Dow’s 10-day winning streak

Losses in health care and consumer-focused companies pulled US stocks broadly lower Tuesday, snapping a 10-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. Only utilities-sector stocks eked out a gain, on a day of mostly listless trading as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news.

The market slide accelerated slightly in the last half-hour of trading as President Trump denounced North Korea’s nuclear program.


The remarks followed a new report that US intelligence has assessed that Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

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‘‘That may have weighed a little bit’’ on markets, said Phil Guarco, global investment specialist J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.2 percent, to 2,474.92. The Dow slid also fell 0.2 percent, to 22,085.34. The S&P 500 and Dow were both coming off record highs.

The Nasdaq Composite lost 0.2 percent, to 6,370.46. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 0.3 percent, to 1,410.15.

Bond prices were little changed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.26 percent.


The market indexes wavered between small gains and losses for much of the morning, then veered lower by afternoon. The slide deepened after Trump’s remarks on North Korea.

At a briefing on opioid addiction at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump warned North Korea not to make any more threats against the United States, adding that North Korea would be ‘‘met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.’’

The VIX, a measure of how much volatility investors expect in stocks, jumped 10.4 percent.

Beyond geopolitical concerns, investors continued to size up company earnings reports.

Avis Budget Group slumped 9.9 percent after the car rental company cut its guidance following a weak second quarter.


SeaWorld Entertainment slid 6.2 percent after the theme park operator reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

Traders snapped up shares in companies that delivered strong quarterly results.

Michael Kors climbed 21.5 percent after the luxury handbag and apparel designer and retailer’s latest quarterly results beat analysts’ forecasts as sales improved. The stock was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500.

Ralph Lauren gained 13.3 percent, while peer-to-peer loan company LendingClub added 18.1 percent.

Benchmark US crude oil fell 22 cents to $49.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, the international standard, lost 23 cents to $52.14 in London.