Stocks ended a volatile week on a mixed note on Friday, as consumer confidence fell to new lows and diplomatic wrangling over Iraq continued into the weekend.
The Nasdaq slipped fractionally to 1340, the S&P 500 tacked on 1 to 833, and the Dow added 37 to 7859. Volume declined to 1.54 billion shares on the NYSE, and 1.6 billion on the Nasdaq. Advancers led 17-14 on the NYSE, but decliners led 16-14 on the Nasdaq. Upside volume was 51% on the NYSE, but only 42% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 43-50 on the NYSE, and 46-56 on the Nasdaq.
surged 8.2% after topping estimates, despite providing a broad guidance range.
fell 12% on rumors that Yahoo
might acquire a European competitor – despite the fact that the rumors were denied by Espotting Media, the rumored acquisition target.
fell 13% on news of possible SEC charges.
surged 22% on another rescue by George Soros.
beat estimates and raised guidance, but fell 11.5% on valuation concerns. Verity
also fell despite beating estimates, and Ameritrade
lost 9% on a warning.
gained 1.2% as the company expanded its affiliate program to the UK.
, down 2.1%, made a major push into InfiniBand technology.
, up 1.9%, added IM to its enterprise portal.
gained 2.8% on a change at the top.
slipped 2.2% on news that it will pay $3.55 million settle a lawsuit.
rose 1.2% after joining a new mobile alliance.
gained 14% on takeover rumors.
fell 8.4% on negative comments by Merrill Lynch.
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