Stocks were near flat on Wednesday as investors digested a batch of mixed data, erasing gains at the open.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 1.73 points, or 0.02 percent, at 10,431.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dipped 0.02 points, or 0.00 percent, at 1,105.63. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 1.54 points, or 0.07 percent, at 2,170.72.

(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by J Benkoe)