NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- U.S. stocks finished Wednesday lower

amid weak Chinese and European manufacturing data and ongoing questions about Greece's stability

.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

fell 27.02 points, or 0.21%, to 12,938.67. The

S&P 500

dropped 4.55 points to 1,357.66 and the

Nasdaq Composite

posted a loss of 15.4 points to end the day at 2,933.17.

Breadth within the Dow was negative with 20 of the index's 30 components posting losses.

The biggest decliners in the index were

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

,

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

and

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

.

Wal-Mart shares dropped 2.45% to $58.60. On Tuesday morning, the world's largest retailer reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.2 billion, or $1.51 a share, up from year-ago earnings of $5 billion, or $1.41 a share.

Wal-Mart rival

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

reports its fourth-quarter results Thursday. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of $1.40 a share on $21.2 billion in revenue.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Wal-Mart an A- grade with a buy rating and

$71.66

price target.

Bank of America shares fell 1.97% to $7.95. The stock has risen 45% in 2012, prompting questions about whether investors should think about

booking some profits

.

Rochdale Securities banking analyst Dick Bove, however, thinks Bank of America shares

can climb to $30 in the next four years

.

Bank of America gets a

D+ grade

and sell rating from

TheStreet Ratings

.

Intel shares fell following technology rival

Dell's

(DELL) - Get Report

fourth-quarter earnings miss

on Tuesday. Dell reported earnings of 51 cents a share on revenue of $16.01 billion; analysts were expecting profit of 52 cents a share on revenue of $15.96 billion.

Shares of Intel fell 1.58% to $26.73.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Intel an A+ grade with a buy rating and a

$32.22

price target.

The biggest gainer in the index was

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

. Shares rose 81 cents to $115.81.

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Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York

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