How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

March 6, 2019

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Wednesday, giving the market its third straight loss.

Health care, technology and energy companies accounted for the bulk of the slide, offsetting gains in materials stocks and utilities. Smaller companies fell more than the rest of the market.

On Wednesday:

The S&P 500 index dropped 18.20 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,771.45.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 133.17 points, or 0.5 percent, to 25,673.46.

The Nasdaq composite lost 70.44 points, or 0.9 percent, to 7,505.92.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 31.46 points, or 2 percent, to 1,536.82.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is down 32.24 points, or 1.1 percent.

The Dow is down 352.86 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 89.43 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Russell 2000 is down 52.82 points, or 3.3 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 264.80 points, or 10.6 percent.

The Dow is up 2,346 points, or 10.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 870.64 points, or 13.1 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 188.26 points, or 14 percent.