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(Close): Stocks in the US saw a mixed performance in the final trading session of the quarter.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 25.24 points to 16,826.60, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq index rose 10.25 points to 4,408.18.

The wider S&P 500 index ended almost flat, slipping 0.73 points to 1,960.96.

The S&P index is on track to end the quarter higher for the sixth quarter in a row, which would be its best run since 1998.

On a quiet day for company news, shares in paint maker PPG Industries climbed 3% after it announced plans to buy Mexico's Comex Consorcio for $2.3bn.