Another Mixed Session

Indices closed out mixed in Wednesday’s session. The Dow tacked on marginal gains while the S&P 500 landed just below the flat line and the Nasdaq shed some points. Stocks moved amid favorable factory orders data and respectable monthly auto sales figures. Orders for manufactured goods jumped 10.5 percent in July, which was well beyond a 1.5 percent uptick in June. Meanwhile, sales of Ford and Chrysler vehicles ramped up in August.