Stocks soared Monday as final efforts at diplomacy failed, making war with Iraq appear all but certain.
The Nasdaq soared 51 to 1392, the S&P 500 surged 29 to 862, and the Dow soared 282 to 8141. Volume rose to 1.7 billion shares on the NYSE, and 1.9 billion on the Nasdaq. Advancers led 21-9 on the NYSE, and 24-10 on the Nasdaq. Upside volume was 92% on the NYSE, and 91% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 66-65 on the NYSE, and 62-80 on the Nasdaq.
After the close, Applied Materials
announced 14% layoffs, and Gateway
and Tech Data
During the day, Yahoo
powered to new 52-week highs. Yahoo launched its video subscription service.
gained 3.4% ahead of tomorrow night’s earnings report. The company is expected to come in light on licensing revenues.
, up 9%, and Lucent
, up 4.6%, announced a partnership.
rose 3.4% on news of a merger with Pixelworks
, up 6.1%, restated revenues again.
Research In Motion
, up 6.1%, scored a deal with Microsoft.
, up 8.1%, unveiled new storage technology.
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