NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Stocks

finished down

Thursday as a late-day rally proved unsustainable ahead tomorrow's big May jobs report.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 26 points, or 0.2%, to close at 12,393. The

S&P 500

dropped 3 points to settle at 1310, while the Nasdaq lost 10 points to 2827.

Breadth within the blue-chip index was negative with 16 of the 30 components posting losses.

The biggest percentage decliners were

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

,

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

, and

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

.

Shares of Caterpillar fell 2.84% to $87.62. The stock was also

one of the biggest laggards in the blue-chip index

on Wednesday, losing 2.6%.

The stock has declined 3.29% year to date.

Exxon Mobil shares dropped 1.45% to $78.63. The stock has lost 7.23% year to date.

The biggest percentage gainers were

Walt Disney

(DIS) - Get Report

and

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

.

Shares of Disney increased 1.13% to $45.71. The company announced that Alan Horn will become the chairman of Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was previously the president of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The stock has risen 21.89% year to date.

Bank of America shares rose 2.08% to $7.35. The stock has risen 32.19% year to date.

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