Stocks fell on Thursday as downbeat comments on the economy from tech company Cisco Systems Inc and retail chain Kohl's Corp cast doubt on the strength of the U.S. recovery.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 113.96 points, or 1.05 percent, to end unofficially at 10,782.95. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> lost 14.23 points, or 1.21 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,157.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> fell 30.66 points, or 1.26 percent, to close unofficially at 2,394.36.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Jan Paschal)