The markets closed near the flatline over mixed earnings news. The Dow added a point to 12,620 while Nasdaq lost 8 points to 2342.
On the upside
In the broad market, declining issues barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on the NYSE while decliners outpaced advancers by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks dropped 5 points to 708.