NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks ended Wednesday’s trading slightly lower as shares of energy companies and consumer goods makers outweighed gains in technology companies like Apple.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.58 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 18,472.17.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.60 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,166.58.
The Nasdaq composite rose 29.76 points, or 0.6 per cent, to end at 5,139.81.
The Dow is down 98.68 points, or 0.5 per cent.
The S&P 500 is down 8.45 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 39.65 points, or 0.8 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,047.14 points, or 6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 122.64 points, or 6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 132.40 points, or 2.6 per cent.