How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday
The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the first time in five days Wednesday, ending the stock market's longest rally of the year.
Stocks fell after some disappointing earnings news from a couple of big consumer staples companies. Cigarette maker Lorillard fell after its earnings disappointed investors and Procter & Gamble dropped after it cuts it sales and earnings outlooks.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 30.83 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,963.94.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 0.49 points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 1,819.26.
The Nasdaq composite gained 10.24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,201.29.
For the week so far:
The Dow is up 169.86 points, or 1.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 22.24 points, or 1.2 percent.
The Nasdaq has risen 75.43 points, or 1.8 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is down 612.72 points, or 3.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 29.10 points, or 1.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 24.70 points, or 0.6 percent.