Updated from 3:01 p.m. EDT
Blue-chips rebounded in afternoon trading to close higher, but tech stocks finished Wednesday's session lower. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
ended up 35.78 points, or 0.4%, to 10,033.27. The
was down 11.79 points, or 0.7%, to 1758.99, and the
was down 1.20 points to 1131.74.
was the most active stock on the
New York Stock Exchange
, falling 67 cents, or 6.1%, to $10.41 in the aftermath of its plan to merge with
. H-P dropped 66 cents, or 3.5%, to $18.21.
shed $1.26, or 3.9%, to $30.84 after reaffirming its third-quarter guidance.
was off $1.09, or 6.2%, to $16.40 after Merrill Lynch downgraded the mobile phone maker to neutral from accumulate.
dropped $1.08, or 7.4% to $13.62 after offering a grim outlook on the telecom industry.
traded lower after announcing Tuesday that it has withdrawn its offer to buy out the remainder of
. The stock had a nice run-up for most of the day, but lost 16 cents, or 2.4% to $6.45. Telesp Celular dropped $3.91 or 33%, at $8.04.
In Treasuries, the 10-year note was recently down 2/32 to 100 9/32, yielding 4.96%. As for currencies, the dollar was stronger against the yen but fell against the British pound.
Overseas, European stocks traded lower with telecom leading the decline. In London, the FTSE 100 fell 64 points, or 1.2%, to 5316. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 174 points, or 1.6%, to 10,599. Hong Kong's Hang Seng also fell sharply, losing 194 points, or 1.8% to 10,943.