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(Close): US stocks ended the day slightly lower Tuesday after a slow summer trading day of low volumes.

The Dow Jones fell 0.06%, or 9.44 points, to close at 16,560.54, while the broader S&P 500 dropped 0.16%, or 3.17 points, to end at 1933.75.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index dipped 0.27%, or 12.08 points, to finish at 4,389.25.

Shares in Candy Crush-maker King Digital plunged 22% after-hours after reporting disappointing sales.

The company's stock had closed up a slight 0.17% before the results were announced.

Handbag-maker Kate Spade also saw its fortunes turn.

Shares in the firm rose 9% after the company reported better than expected earnings and revenue, but then ended the day down 25% after it revealed lower profit margins on an earnings call.