NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks stumbled into the close Tuesday, shaking off a modest morning rally ignited by news of that eurozone deal to help Greece avoid defaulting on its debt.
The Dow Jones industrial average () briefly topped 13,000 -- a level not seen since mid-May 2008 -- but fell back to roughly 12,966, jumping 16 points for the day, or 0.1%.
The S&P 500 () added 1 point, or 0.1%. The Nasdaq ( ) shed 3 points, or 0.1%.
It's been a good year for stocks so far. The Dow is up more than 6% from the start of the year. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are up 8% and 13%, respectively.
Traders said Tuesday was a particularly quiet day on trading floors with few shares changing hands.
Initial gains were driven by progress made in Greece, which has been mired in a recession for years and desperately needs more bailout funds to stave off default.
After weeks of negotiations and market speculation, eurozone finance ministers completed a deal early Tuesday that will provide Greece with the €130 billion in funding it needs.
"Greece was already priced in, which is why we're not getting a big reaction," said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at ING Investment Management.
The euro surged immediately after the deal was announced, rising to nearly $1.33 before retreating. That level hasn't been hit since early December.
In the United States, several retailers, including Dow component Wal-Mart Stores (Fortune 500), released their quarterly results ahead of the bell. While Wal-Mart missed expectations, causing the big box retailer's shares to drop nearly 4%, most of its competitors fared better -- offering some signs of an economic recovery.,
Financial stocks continue to move higher with Goldman Sachs (Fortune 500), Morgan Stanley ( , Fortune 500), Credit Suisse ( ), JPMorgan Chase ( , Fortune 500) and Citigroup ( , Fortune 500) up between 1% and 3%.,
U.S. markets were closed Monday for Presidents Day. Shares finished mixed Friday with the Greek situation still unresolved.
World markets: European stocks ended lower. Britain's FTSE 100 ( ) dropped 0.2%, the DAX ( ) in Germany dipped 0.5% and France's CAC 40 ( ) shed 0.2%.
Shares of Netflix (Fortune 500) announced a new instant video streaming service.) fell 3%, after cable company Comcast ( ,
Home Depot (Fortune 500) reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations. The home improvement retailer cited favorable weather, saying sales at U.S. stores open a year or more climbed 6.1%.,
Macy's (Fortune 500) shares rose slightly after the retailer reported better-than-expected earnings and sales that were in line with forecasts.,
Shares of Dell (Fortune 500) dropped nearly 3% in after hours trading, after the computer maker reported earnings that beat revenues expectations but missed on profits. Competitor Hewlett-Packard ( , Fortune 500) is scheduled to report earnings Wednesday.,
Wynn Resorts () shares climbed 6%, after reports claimed that the company will buy out Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada's 20% stake at a big discount.
Shares of Kraft Foods (Fortune 500) rose after the company reported earnings in line with forecasts and predicted earnings' growth of 9% in 2012.,
Oil for March delivery, in its final day of trading, rose $2.64 to $105.88 a barrel. The more active April contract gained $2.65 to $106.25 a barrel.
Gold futures for April delivery climbed $32.60 to $1,758.50 an ounce.
Bonds: The price on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury ended the day at a yield of 2.01% near its yield late Friday.
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