A downward revision of the nation's economy in the first quarter weighed the markets down to a lower close with the Dow losing 26 points to 12,393. Nasdaq fell 10 points to 2827.
On the upside
Flower Foods (NYSE: FLO) will pay approximately $370 million in cash and stock to acquire Lepage Bakeries.
Galena Biopharma (Nasdaq: GALE) appointed Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, M.D., F.A.C.P., to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Rosetta Genomics (Nasdaq: ROSG) will present clinical trial data from two miRview products at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago from June 1-5, 2012.
On the downside
National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG) posted significant first quarter losses as loan loss provisions ballooned.
Goldman Sachs analyst Donald Lu downgraded United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC) to a Sell rating.
Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) disappointed with a 4.2% drop in May same store sales.
In the broad market, declining issues barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on the NYSE while decliners outpaced advancers by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks eased a fraction to 761.