S&P 500 -0.10
DJIA 0.39
Nasdaq -0.63
Equities got off to a good start on Thursday, but most gains were unwound during an afternoon sell off in which technology stocks suffered the heaviest losses. The Nasdaq (-0.6%) and the Russell 2000 (-0.6%) finished behind the benchmark S&P 500 (-0.1%). Meanwhile, the Dow (+0.4%) advanced to a new record high, largely thanks to the outperformance of four companies--Verizon (VZ 47.81, 3.41), Boeing (BA 241.00, +7.55), Merck (MRK 63.69, +1.89), and Walt Disney (DIS 110.00, +3.06). A late-afternoon uptick left the indices in the middle of their trading ranges.