Meanwhile, the S&P 500 gained 0.16 per cent to close at a fresh record high of 2,480.91, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.51 per cent to close at 6,383.77.
Avis Budget Group fell 5.84% as the vehicle rental company's second-quarter profit missed expectations and the company cut its full-year profit view.
Apple rose as much as 1.91 percent to an all-time high and provided the biggest boost to all three major indexes.
Wal-Mart (WMT.N) shares were up almost 1%.
Another consumer stock to look forward to is Tyson Foods Inc.; it manages to increase by tremendous 5.7% after revenues topped forecasts on recent quarter performance report.
Dolphins finalizing one-year, $10M deal with QB Jay Cutler
Should Tannehill be sidelined, Matt Moore would step into the starting role barring any signings from outside of the organisation. One of Chicago's biggest issues was protecting Cutler, mainly because of a lack of strength from their offensive tackles.
Shares of United Technologies were down 1.84 percent following a report that the company had submitted an offer to buy aircraft component manufacturer Rockwell Collins.
The price of oil fell 1.4 percent, sending energy companies lower.
The S&P hasn't moved more than 0.5 percent since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. It is ending the session up 4.08 points or 0.16% to 2480.91.
But Hong Kong continued a month-long advance as traders prepared for more earnings from heavyweights including China Mobile.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 1.4 percent and Anadarko Petroleum lost 1.1 percent.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 39 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,079.
The S&P, which is up about 11 percent this year, is trading at 18 times expected earnings, compared to its 10-year average of 14, according to Thomson Reuters Datastream.