You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

US stocks are mixed in early afternoon trading

Continue reading below

Weak reports from Lorillard and Procter & Gamble helped end the market’s longest winning streak of 2014, but the losses were small. Before Wednesday, stocks had gained for four days, mitigating some of the market’s weakness in January, caused by signs of slowing growth in China and doubts about the US economy. Stocks jumped on Tuesday after the Fed’s new chief said she will continue its low-interest-rate policies. But only the Nasdaq eked out a gain. Amazon.com fell 3.5 percent as UBS cut its rating to ‘neutral.’ DaVita HealthCare jumped 3.1 percent after it said it resolved a US probe and quarterly income soared 36 percent.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com