August 15, 2018 / 8:10 PM / 3 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends lower on escalating trade worries

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest daily percentage decline since June, as investors turned risk averse on a series of disappointing earnings and escalating global tariff worries.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 137.51 points, or 0.54 percent, to 25,162.41, the S&P 500 lost 21.59 points, or 0.76 percent, to 2,818.37 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 96.78 points, or 1.23 percent, to 7,774.12. (Reporting by Stephen Culp)

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