Stocks mostly higher at the close

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NEW YORK (AP) Stocks ended the day mostly higher on Tuesday as the market recovered following an afternoon stumble.

The Nasdaq composite index extended its winning streak to a sixth day Tuesday and closed at another all-time high.

Several health care companies posted gains. Illumina, which makes genetic testing equipment, soared 17 percent after releasing a solid profit and sales forecast.

The drugmaker Valeant jumped 7 percent after saying it will sell more than $2 billion in assets.

The Nasdaq composite increased 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,551.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended unchanged at 2,268.

The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 31 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,855.

More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange.