NEW YORK, July 13 Wall Street stopped a three-day slide but ended well off the highs on Wednesday as the suggestion of further Federal Reserve stimulus was taken by investors as a mixed blessing.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI gained 44.73 points, or 0.36 percent, to end unofficially at 12,491.61. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX rose 4.08 points, or 0.31 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,317.72. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC added 15.01 points, or 0.54 percent, to close unofficially at 2,796.92. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Jan Paschal)