The markets opened mixed with the Dow slipping 5 points to 13,192 while Nasdaq added 3 points to 3123 as durable goods orders rose less than expected in February.
On the upside
The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Vermillion (Nasdaq: VRML) a patent for the use of Protein C Inhibitor in ovarian cancer tests.
On the downside
Investors locked in profits on Arena Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARNA), whose stock price climbed the last two days after announcing that European regulators accepted the marketing application for its weight loss treatment Lorcaserin.
Profit taking sank shares of Affymax (Nasdaq: AFFY).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE while advancers were on par with decliners on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks held steady at 839.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here