NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks were weak again Wednesday as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 49 points, or 0.39%, to 12,604.54. The blue-chip index has now fallen in five straight sessions, surrendering 2.6% over that stretch. Breadth within the Dow, which is still up 3.2% so far in 2012 as of Wednesday's close, was negative with 21 of the 30 components posting losses. The biggest percentage decliners were Boeing ( BA) and United Technologies ( UTX). Shares of Boeing declined 2.32% to $71.52. The stock has fallen 2.49% year-to-date. United Technologies shares lost 2.21% to $72.51. The stock has ticked down 58 cents, or 0.79%, year to date. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.