Nasdaq, S&P 500 fall on data, Apple; Dow up on earnings
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell on Wednesday after new U.S. single-family home sales dropped by the most in more than a year and revenues from Apple disappointed, while the Dow rose after stronger-than-expected earnings from Caterpillar and Boeing.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI gained 52.11 points, or 0.41 percent, to 12,669.43. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX dropped 0.99 point, or 0.07 percent, to 1,337.32. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC dropped 7.93 points, or 0.28 percent, to 2,855.06.