Dow Drops 19, Snaps 4-Day Win Streak Energy sector leads stocks lower; financials up on BofA settlement By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Feb 22, 2010 3:24 PM CST 0 comments Comments In this Feb. 12, 2010 file photo, Charles Solomon with Barclays Capital, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File) (Newser) – Energy issues pushed stocks lower today after indexes hung around opening levels and briefly wandered into positive territory. Bank of America's settlement with the SEC over its acquisition of Merrill Lynch last year boosted financials, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow fell 18.97 points to close at 10,383.38. The Nasdaq lost 1.84, settling at 2,242.03. The S&P 500 dropped 1.16 to close at 1,108.01.