U.S. stocks ended Thursday's session little changed, taking a pause after two days of advances. Bit gains in utilities and telecoms were offset by losses in materials and financials sectors. The S&P 500 closed off by less than a point at 2,090.10. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 23.22 points, or 0.1%, to 17,828.29. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite ended the session up 6.88 points, or 0.1%, at 4,901.77.
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