Market Snapshot: Stocks end choppy session slightly lower after Fed minutes

Stocks ended modestly lower Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting, but remained above session lows. The weaker tone came a day after major indexes bounced back from technically oversold conditions, posting their biggest one-day jump since late March.

How did the benchmarks perform?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.36% fell more than 300 points in early trading, before paring those losses and briefly edging into positive territory. The Dow finished the day down 91.74 points, or 0.4%, at 2706.88. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.03% lost 0.71 point, or less than 0.1%, falling to 2,809.21, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.04% shed 2.79 points to close at 7,642.70.

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