Stock market trades at session low with energy sector, Boeing's stock weighing

The stock market traded at session lows with about two hours left in regular trade Wednesday afternoon. There appeared to be no direct catalyst for the late-session pullback from intraday peaks but declines in the S&P 500 index’s energy sector, down by 1.1%, and a sharp slump in aeronautics and defense contractor Boeing Co. BA, +2.58% were among the factors offsetting some of the buying optimism that had helped to push shares up at the start of the day’s action. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.42% was trading flat, lagging behind its equity market peers throughout the day, at 26,175. The Dow hit an intraday peak at 26,282.17. Boeing is a component of the Dow and was exerting a roughly 40-point drag on the price-weighted blue-chip index. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.01% meanwhile, was gaining 0.2% at 2,872, after hitting a session peak at 2,885.24, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.34% was up 0.6% at 7,892, after touching an intraday high at 7,938.26.

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