The markets closed in negative territory with the Dow easing 3 points to 12,807 despite upbeat earnings and the death of Osama bin Laden as airlines increased fuel surcharges. Nasdaq lost 9 points to 2864.
On the upside
Ralcorp (Nasdaq: RAH) reported sharply higher second quarter earnings that surpassed analyst estimates and forecast full year results ahead of expectations.
On the downside
Shares of Sify Technologies (Nasdaq: SIFY) tumbled ahead of its earnings release tomorrow morning.
Investors locked in profits on Sky-mobi (Nasdaq: MOBI), whose shares climbed last week after the launch of its OPENSKY plug-in enabling social functions on standalone mobile applications.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks dropped 10 points to 854.
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