US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends flat ahead of Fed chair's comments

miércoles 26 de febrero de 2014 17:12 GYT

NEW YORK Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended nearly flat on Wednesday with investors hesitant to make a big move on the day before comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, though shares of retailers rallied for a second consecutive session.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 18.75 points or 0.12 percent, to end unofficially at 16,198.41. The S&P 500 gained just 0.04 of a point or 0 percent, to close unofficially at 1,845.16. The Nasdaq Composite added 4.477 points or 0.1 percent, to finish unofficially at 4,292.064.