(CNBC) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the first time in four sessions on Tuesday as investors digested a strong rally from the previous session, while a decline in Walgreens Boots Alliance pressured the index.
The 30-stock Dow closed 79.29 points lower at 26,179.13. The S&P 500 ended the day just above the flatline at 2,867.24, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.25 percent to close at 7,848.69.
Consumer staples and energy were the worst-performing sectors in the S&P 500, sliding 0.8 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. Real estate outperformed, rising 0.9 percent, while materials climbed 0.4 percent.
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"Today looks like consolidation," said Larry Benedict, founder of The Opportunistic Trader. But "we've definitely broken out of that range around 2,800; we're now around 2,870. We could go to the high" seen last year.