Stocks ended a wobbly day with mixed results Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was seeing improvement in the economy, but not enough to start dialing down its support measures.
The S&P 500 ended little changed after giving up a brief gain in the afternoon. The latest company earnings have been broadly solid, though reactions from investors have been mixed. Pfizer and Boeing rose after reporting strong financial results.
The S&P 500 fell 0.82 points, or less than 0.1%, to 4,400.64.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 127.59 points, or 0.4%, to 34,930.93.
The Nasdaq rose 102.01 points, or 0.7%, to 14,762.58.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 33.12 points, or 1.5%, to 2,224.96.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 11.15 points, or 0.3%.
The Dow is down 130.62 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq is down 74.41 points, or 0.5%.
The Russell 2000 is up 15.31 points, or 0.7%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 644.57 points, or 17.2%.
The Dow is up 4,324.45 points, or 14.1%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,874.30 points, or 14.5%.
The Russell 2000 is up 250.10 points, or 12.7%.