How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday, led by another drop in materials and energy companies as worries about global growth continue.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 50.58 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,279.89.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.98 points, or 0.2 percent, to finish at 1,938.76.

The Nasdaq composite fell 3.98 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,752.74.

For the week:

The Dow is down 104.69 points, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 19.27 points, or 1 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 74.48 points, or 1.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 1,543.18 points, or 8.7 percent.

The S&P 500 index is down 120.14 points, or 5.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 16.69 points, or 0.4 percent.