The major averages opened lower but closed higher on concern that the Fed will withdraw its stimulus measures sooner than expected as the economic recovery continues. Volume, an important indicator of institutional sponsorship, was reported lighter than Tuesday’s totals which indicated large institutions were not aggressively buying or selling stocks. Decliners led advancers by a 21-to-17 ratio on the NYSE and were about even on the Nasdaq exchange. There were 18 high-ranked companies from the CANSLIM.net Leaders List that made a new 52-week high and appeared on the CANSLIM.net BreakOuts Page, lower than the total of 27 issues that appeared on the prior session. New 52-week highs solidly outnumbered new 52-week lows on the NYSE and on the Nasdaq exchange.