Stocks fell on Tuesday after a handful of companies, including Viacom Inc and Office Depot Inc , posted disappointing quarterly results and investors sought more evidence of an economic rebound.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 43.53 points, or 0.48 percent, at 9,064.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 6.25 points, or 0.64 percent, at 975.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 9.06 points, or 0.46 percent, at 1,958.83.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)