S&P 500 0.18
DJIA -0.11
Nasdaq 0.31
Wednesday's trading session closed in the neighborhood of where it opened as investors generally elected to watch rather than act amid a batch of economic data and a slew of corporate news. The major averages finished mixed with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq adding 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively, while the Dow fell 0.1%.  A late burst of buying interest led by the financial sector, however, left each of the major average at, or near, their best levels of the day when the closing bell rang.