US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Market ends near flat despite deals

NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 met tough
resistance on Monday, failing to break a level that has held
since mid-February even as a spate of deals and underlying
strength in the economy spurred optimism.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones
industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) was up 23.31 points, or 0.19
percent, to end unofficially at 12,400.03. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) was up just 0.46 of a point, or 0.03
percent, to finish unofficially at 1,332.87. The Nasdaq
Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) was down only 0.41 of a point, or 0.01
percent, to close unofficially at 2,789.19.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Jan Paschal)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Market ends near flat despite deals