BN-FA835_1016tr_G_20141016083928After days of wild trading, U.S. stocks stabilized Thursday, recovering from sharp early losses. Technology and small-company shares, hit hard in recent weeks, ended the day in positive territory as bargain hunters bought beaten-down stocks and traders reversed bets those stocks would fall. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, narrowly missed breaking its losing streak, falling for the sixth session in a row. The Dow shed 24.50 points, or 0.15%, to end at 16117.24. The blue-chip index had fallen as many as 206.52 points earlier in the session and briefly turned positive in early-afternoon trade. The S&P 500 added 0.27 point, or less than 0.1%, to 1862.76 and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 2.07 points, or 0.05%, to 4217.39. Traders pointed to comments from James Bullard, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, as helping stocks rebound from the lows of the day. Mr. Bullard said the Fed should consider delaying the end of its bond-buying program. More