• Benchmark S&P 500 closed higher in choppy trading on Wednesday, as investors weighed an uptick in Treasury yields amid positive corporate results particularly from technology giants.
  • The Dow finished lower while the Nasdaq ended higher. Seven out of 11 S&P 500 sectors made gains led by stocks in consumer staples, utilities, consumer discretionary and real estate.
  • The S&P 500 (.SPX), gained 1.08 points, or 0.02%, to 5,071.63 and the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC), gained 16.11 points, or 0.10%, to 15,712.75. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), fell 42.77 points, or 0.11%, to 38,460.92.