NEW YORK U.S. stocks ended a choppy session down slightly on Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings, while a sharp drop in telecoms offset gains in healthcare.Based on the latest available data, The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 40.27 points, or 0.22 percent, to 18,162.35, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 2.95 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,141.34 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 4.58 points, or 0.09 percent, to 5,241.83.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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Updated Date: Oct 21, 2016 01:45:05 IST