U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite booking three consecutive losses, as investors weighed data on private-sector employment and the services sector, while awaiting a March jobs report that will be released on Good Friday, a market holiday.
How stock indexes traded
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
added 80.34 points, or 0.2%, to end at 33,482.72
The S&P 500
dipped 10.22 points, or 0.3%, to finish at 4,090.38
The Nasdaq Composite
dropped 129.47 points, or 1.1%, ending at 11,996.86
On Tuesday, the Dow and S&P 500 snapped four-day winning streaks, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.5%.
What drove markets
The rally in U.S. stocks of the past two weeks has stalled…