A late burst of buying erased some of the stock market’s losses Thursday, leaving indexes mixed on Wall Street at the closing bell.
The S&P 500 index of large companies managed to eke out a tiny gain, all of it coming in the last 10 minutes of trading. That ended a four-day losing streak for the benchmark index.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average also climbed about half a percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index fell, as did several measures of small and mid-size companies.
The S&P 500 rose 11.85 points, or 0.3%, to 3,966.85.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 145.99 points, or 0.5%, to 31,656.42.
The Nasdaq fell 31.08 points, or 0.3%, to 11,785.13.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 21.30 points, or 1.2%, to 1,822.82.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 90.81 points, or 2.2%.
The Dow is down 626.98 points, or 1.9%.
The Nasdaq is down 356.58 points, or 2.9%.
The Russell 2000 is down 77.01 points, or 4.1%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is down 799.33 points, or 16.8%.
The Dow is down 4,681.88 points, or 12.9%.
The Nasdaq is down 3,859.84 points, or 24.7%.
The Russell 2000 is down 422.49 points, or 18.8%.