Stocks lost ground on Tuesday after data showed July consumer confidence fell more than expected and as disappointing quarterly results weighed.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 22.14 points, or 0.24 percent, to 9,086.37. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 4.91 points, or 0.50 percent, to 977.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> slid 5.71 points, or 0.29 percent, to 1,962.18.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)