Market recovered following afternoon stumble.
Energy stocks drop as oil prices slide.
4 regional financial institutions among 15 firms to increase investors’ dividend payouts.
Dow Jones came within half a point of mark before falling at close.
Wells Fargo slumps 1.6%; Bank of America drops 1.2%.
Ford, GM each climb 5% after posting strong December sales numbers.
Ford stock up after announcement it plans to keep jobs in U.S.
Solid gains outshine recent pullback.
Dow loses 0.3 percent, ends at 19,762.
High-dividend stocks rose today as bond yields fell.