U.S. stocks slid on Tuesday as mixed economic data and Best Buy's disappointing sales spurred worries about an anemic recovery.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 107.46 points, or 1.25 percent, to end unofficially at 8,504.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 11.75 points, or 1.27 percent, to finish unofficially at 911.97. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> lost 20.20 points, or 1.11 percent, to close unofficially at 1,796.18.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jan Paschal)