Alan Diaz, Associated Press
In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a shopper carries his bags after shopping in Miami. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the Conference Board releases its April index on U.S. consumer confidence.

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers were feeling a little less confident in April even though the stock market was rebounding from its February lows.

The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index dropped to 94.2 this month after rising to 96.1 in March.

The April report showed confidence continuing on a sideways path, with modest progress in one month followed by a slight retreat in the following month. Consumers' assessment of current conditions improved in April, which could suggest that the economy is growing at a stable pace.