Stocks ended narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Wednesday, but the Dow and S&P 500 still managed to squeeze out small gains, as investors continued to wait for further action from central banks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average squeezed out a gain of 7.04 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 13,175.64.
The S&P 500 added 0.87 points, or 0.06 percent, to finish at 1,402.22. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq slid 4.61 points, or 0.15 percent, to end at 3,011.25.
The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, finished near 15.
Among the key S&P sectors, consumer staples gained, while consumer discretionary lagged.
“As long as there’s no major blowup in Europe, [the market] will probably trot on here,” said Yra Harris of Praxis Trading on CNBC’s “ Squawk Box .” “At least we can put to bed the ‘sell in May and go away’ crowd because we’re right back to where we were on April 30.”Page 1 of 5 | Next Page