S&P 500 0.19
DJIA -0.03
Nasdaq 0.48
Wednesday's session was full of ambiguity as investors digested the stock market's Tuesday defeat, which was the steepest decline since October. Stocks ultimately put together a decent performance, but the win didn't feel secure until the closing bell as the financial sector (-0.2%) acted in a seesaw fashion that weighed on the sentiment of the broader market. The S&P 500 (+0.2%) and the Nasdaq (+0.5%) settled with modest gains while the Dow finished flat. Meanwhile, the small-cap Russell 2000 (-0.2%) underperformed.