Producers of metals and other raw materials fell amid mixed earnings.

Nucor shares fell after the steelmaker logged first-quarter earnings shy of analysts' expectations and forecast slowing second-quarter growth.

Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs also fell after the iron-ore miner and steelmaker cited softness in demand from service centers, warehouses involved in the distribution of the raw material.

Cleveland-Cliffs said President Biden would use the federal governments regulatory process to block Japans Nippon Steel from purchasing U.S. Steel.

Copper mining giant Freeport-McMoRan declined despite posting better-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, boosted in part by strong demand for copper and gold. Paint maker Sherwin-Williams fell after it posted earnings and sales short of expectations.

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04-23-24 1730ET