Investors saw little reason to buy stocks on Monday with a Friday deadline looming for Iraq to comply with a UN disarmament resolution. Oracle and HP weighed on tech stocks.
The Nasdaq fell 40 to 1319, the S&P 500 lost 18 to 876, and the Dow fell 178 to 8358. With the bond market closed, volume fell to 1.1 billion shares on the NYSE, and 1.27 billion on the Nasdaq. Decliners led 22 to 8 on the NYSE, and 23 to 8 on the Nasdaq. Downside volume was 87% on the NYSE, and 89% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 17-52 on the NYSE, and 29-48 on the Nasdaq.
After the close, eSpeed
During the day, HP
fell 11% on news of the departure of former Compaq chief Michael Capellas.
fell 5% on a downgrade despite reaffirming guidance.
, off 4.5%, shed once-hot networking firm Shiva. Merrill Lynch said it expects Intel to cut chip prices and reiterated its Neutral rating on the stock.
, off 2.2%, continued to think small, this time on a Pocket PC deal with Samsung.
fell on negative analyst comments. QLGC gapped below its 200-day moving average at 40.40.
and Taiwan Semi
were also hit by negative analyst comments.
lost 5% as it sharpened its focus on pay services.
moved a step closer to completing their merger.
slipped after a merger fell through.
gained on a positive mention in Barron’s, while J2 Global
fell 15% on valuation concerns.
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