The Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.91 points or 0.16 per cent, to end at 17,086.63. The S&P 500 gained 3.48 points or 0.18 per cent, to close at 1,987.01, surpassing the record set on 3 July. The Nasdaq Composite added 17.68 points or 0.4 per cent, to 4,473.70.
Apple gave one of the biggest lifts to the market, rising 2.6 per cent to $97.19 as concerns faded about the iPhone maker’s margins.
Boeing, which fell 2.3 per cent to $126.71, despite the US aircraft maker reporting a 52 per cent jump in quarterly profit.
Facebook shares jumped 4.7 per cent after hours, surpassing its record high, after upbeat results.