Stocks Set to Close Little Changed as Earnings Season Picks Up Steam

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Stocks were indicated to close narrowly mixed Tuesday as the financial sector outperformed the rest of the market as earnings season intensifies.

In late trading, financial companies in the S&P 500 were climbing 1.4% as a group and were the best performing sector in the index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up less than 0.1%, while the S&P 500 was down 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up fractionally. Dragging the S&P 500 down were steep losses in real estate, healthcare and utilities.

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