NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks
on Thursday, weighed down by a batch of gloomy economic data and disappointment with the outcome of the
latest policy meeting.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
fell 251 points, or 1.96%, to close at 12,573.57. The
dropped 2.23% to finish at 1325.51 and the
lost 2.44% to settle at 2859.
Breadth within the Dow was negative with 28 of the 30 components posting losses.
Leading the Dow lower were
Shares of HP fell 4.09% to $20.30. The stock has lost 21.2% year to date.
Chevron shares dropped 3.48% to $100.02. The stock has fallen 6% year to date.
Shares of Intel lost 3.36% to $26.71. The stock has risen 10.14% year to date.
The only gainers in the blue-chip index on Thursday were
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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