Dow ends lower, S&P 500 squeaks by with fourth straight record close

U.S. stock indexes finished mixed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 barely eking out a fourth consecutive all-time high despite a batch of well-received earnings reports.

How stock indexes traded

  • The S&P 500
    finished up only about 4 points, or less than 0.1%, at around 4,868, based on preliminary data.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average
    closed down by about 98 points, or 0.3%, at around 37,816 after swinging between slight gains and losses. It had been up by as much as 158.77 points earlier in the day.

  • The Nasdaq Composite
    ended up by about 55 points, or 0.4%, at 15,481.

On Tuesday, the Dow industrials fell 0.3% to 37,905.45, the S&P 500 increased 0.3% to a record close of 4,864.60, and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.4% to 15,425.94.

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