March 20, 2019 / 8:05 PM / a month ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Financials weigh down Wall St as Fed stays dovish

NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow ended lower on Wednesday as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the U.S. Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 141.85 points, or 0.55 percent, to 25,745.53, the S&P 500 lost 8.35 points, or 0.29 percent, to 2,824.22 and the Nasdaq Composite added 5.02 points, or 0.07 percent, to 7,728.97. (Reporting by Stephen Culp; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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