US STOCKS ended flat yesterday in a volatile session as energy stocks rebounded and investors bought beaten-down shares, especially small caps.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.66 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 16,801.05, the S&P 500 ended unchanged on 1,946.17 points and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.11 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 4,430.20.
The largest percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange was e-commerce firm Wayfair, up 30.1 per cent at $37.72. The largest percentage decliner was customer relations company Atento SA, down 13.6 per cent at $12.96
Energy stocks, which had been down for much of the session, gained 0.4 per cent. US crude rebounded after falling below $90 for the first time since April last year, and Brent crude also finished well off the day’s lows.