NEW YORK (
) -- U.S. stocks finished lower Wednesday as
saw only a modest bounce in February.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
fell 71.59 points or 0.54%, to 13,126.14. The
dropped 6.98 points to 1,405.54 and the
lost 15.39 points to 3,104.96.
Breadth within the Dow was negative with 20 of the index's 30 components posting losses.
The biggest percentage decliners among the blue chips Wednesday were
Shares of Caterpillar, the construction and mining equipment maker, fell 3.52% to $104.26 on elevated volume.
gives Caterpillar an A grade with a buy rating and a
Alcoa shares lost 2.29% to $9.83 with volume exceeding 36 million. The aluminum company gets a
and a hold rating from
Shares of United Technologies fell 1.91% to $81.52.
gives United Technologies an A- grade with a buy rating and a
The two biggest gainers in the Dow Wednesday were
Bank of America
Bank of America shares increased 1.56% to $9.75. The bank is putting together an
that will help CEO Brian Moynihan with the company's global strategy.
gives Bank of America a
and a hold rating.
American Express shares rose 1.44% to $59.06.
gives American Express an A+ grade with a buy rating and a
Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York
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