A week after wowing Wall Street with better than expected results, USA Interactive
announced plans to expand its online empire into financial services.
soared 41% on USAI’s plans to acquire the online lender. USAI fell 2.5% on the news.
The broader market pulled back ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Reserve meeting and earnings report from Cisco
The Nasdaq climbed 1 to 1504, the S&P 500 slipped 3 to 926, and the Dow fell 51 to 8531. Volume declined to 1.47 billion shares on the NYSE, but rose to 1.92 billion on the Nasdaq. Advancers led 18-14 on the NYSE, and 17-13 on the Nasdaq. Upside volume was 55% on the NYSE, and 66% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 239-3 on the NYSE, but were unavailable on the Nasdaq.
After the close, WebMD
fell on mixed results and a new CEO. Wireless Facilities
beat estimates, but JD Edwards
During the day, Apple
surged 11% on strong online music sales.
soared 12% on a wireless offering.
rose 0.8% as it finalized its storage strategy.
lost 1% ahead of a preview of the next Windows operating system.
, down 1.2%, plans a mobile infrastructure announcement tomorrow.
fell 0.5% despite a marketing deal with Boeing.
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