Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Here is today’s summary of U.S. stock market activities – Major Headlines, Biggest Losers, Biggest Gainers, Top Advances & Declines.
Stock Market Headlines
Stocks ended the trading day essentially unchanged with the S&P up 0.07%, the Nasdaq up 0.06% and the Dow (DJIA) down 0.07%
On the NYSE, declining stocks (1,490) were slightly less than advances (1,504). The Nasdaq had 1,142 decliners versus 1,306 advances.
Constellation brands (STZ)’s stock was the highest gainer across the NYSE and Nasdaq. Before markets opened today, the company announced a revised agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev that offers Constellation the full rights to U.S. based Grupo Modelo brands.
Artio Global Investors, an asset management firm, was the next highest gainer across the NYSE and Nasdaq. The company confirmed today that it had agreed to be purchased by U.K. based Aberdeen Asset Management.
- Nanosphere (NSPH)'s stock, dropped -32.20 today, making it the biggest loser across the NYSE and Nasdaq. After the end of trading yesterday, NSPH announced 2012 full year revenue of $5.1 million.
- Shares of Endeavour International Corporation were the next biggest loser, declining -27.63% to close the day at $3.58. Investors scrambled to dump the stock based on major announcements from the oil and gas exploration and production company.