The Nasdaq rose on Wednesday for its 11th straight daily gain, buoyed by solid profits from Apple Inc
But the Dow Jones industrial average declined as investors sold some of the market's recent winners to take profits. The S&P 500 index was near break-even. Disappointing results from some banks and a drop in the energy sector <.GSPE> weighed on the Dow and the S&P 500.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 34.68 points, or 0.39 percent, to end unofficially at 8,881.26. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down just 0.51 of a points or 0.05 percent, to finish unofficially at 954.07. But the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 10.18 points, or 0.53 percent, to close unofficially at 1,926.38.
(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Jan Paschal)