The Dow Jones industrial average fell three points in Tuesday trading to close at 17,764.

The S&P 500 rose one point to 2,080.

The Nasdaq fell eight points to 5,014.

The LABJ Stock Index fell one point to 229.

Gainers and Losers

Tuesday’s biggest local gainer was Thousand Oaks agricultural biotech Ceres Inc. Shares rose eight percent on the day, closing at $2.16. The company was recently granted a patent for a genetic sequence made from soybeans.

Tuesday’s biggest loser was Valencia’s MannKind. The company’s shares fell 7 percent on the day, closing at $6.70.

Both companies are off to a volatile start this week: On Monday, MannKind was the biggest local gainer, while Ceres was the biggest loser.

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