Wall Street staged yet another late-day reversal on Wednesday to end lower as news suggesting China was reassessing its euro zone debt holdings pushed investors into profit-taking mode.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 69.30 points, or 0.69 percent, to close unofficially at 9,974.45. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 6.10 points, or 0.57 percent, to end unofficially at 1,067.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> lost 15.07 points, or 0.68 percent, to finish unofficially at 2,195.88.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Jan Paschal)