U.S. stocks retreated from near-four-year peaks on Tuesday, while a number of large-cap shares hit new highs with the help of portfolio managers buying up top performers into the end of the quarter.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 43.82 points, or 0.33 percent, to 13,197.81. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.INX> lost 3.99 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,412.52. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dipped 2.22 points, or 0.07 percent, to 3,120.35.

(Reporting By Edward Krudy; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)