US stocks closed mostly higher, but a slump in oil prices and a slide in Disney held the market’s gains back.
Better earnings reports from companies drove the modest gains on Wednesday.
Priceline Group jumped 5% after reporting profit and revenue that easily beat analysts’ forecasts.
First Solar soared 17% after releasing solid earnings.
Disney slumped after cutting its forecast for TV revenue, holding back the Dow Jones industrial average.
The Dow edged down 10 points, less than 0.1%, to close at 17,540. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained six points, or 0.3%, to 2,099. The Nasdaq composite increased 34 points, or 0.7%, to 5,139.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.27%.