Stocks – Dow Ends Three-Day Winning Streak as Video Game Stocks Slump

© Reuters. – The Dow lost its three-day winning streak Wednesday as a slump in video game stocks offset gains in healthcare.

The slipped 0.08%, the fell 0.22%, while the lost 0.36%. The S&P 500’s loss was its first after five-straight gains.

Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive came under heavy selling pressure after delivering quarterly earnings and guidance that fell short of estimates, fueling fears video game earnings may have peaked.

Electronic Arts’ (NASDAQ:) third-quarter earnings of $0.86 a share and revenue of $1.29 billion undershot’s , sending its shares 13% lower.

Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:), the maker of the hit game “Red Dead Redemption 2,” missed’s third-quarter revenue and earnings . It also guided fourth-quarter revenue in a range of $530 million to $580 million, below expectations compiled by Refinitiv.

The duo of negative reports weighed on rival game publisher Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:), which fell 10% ahead of its quarterly report due Feb. 12.

That offset gains in the healthcare, led by a rise in Boston Scientific, which rose on better-than-expected quarterly results.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:) reported earnings of 39 cents a share, above’s of 36 cents a share. Revenue of $2.56 billion was in line with estimates. Its share rose 2.7%.

Energy stocks also weighed on the broader market, falling 0.8%, even as U.S. oil prices ended the day higher on data showing a smaller-than-expected build in .

Elsewhere on the corporate earnings front, General Motors (NYSE:) rose 1.6% after it . Snap’s (NYSE:) better-than-expected sent its shares up 22%, but Walt Disney (NYSE:) fell 1.1% as it warned a ramp up in investments would hurt its bottom line.

In geopolitics, with just under three weeks to go until the U.S.-China trade-war truce expires on March 1, senior White House officials continued to expressed

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