How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

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.

On Wednesday:

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.

This week:

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.