Wednesday, March 3, 2013 – Major Stock Market Headlines, Losers, Highest Stock Gainers, Top Advancers & Decliners.

Stock Market Headlines

Stocks fell across the board today with the DJIA index falling over 100 points based on escalated tension with North Korean. Both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell over 1%, with the Nasdaq declining 36.26 points and the S&P dropping 1.05%.

Stocks dropped even further during the last hour of trading after Fed President John Williams stated that “the central bank could start cutting back on its bond-buying program this summer if the economy continues to pick up steam.”

Most Active Stocks – Top Losers by Percentage (NYSE & NASDAQ)

  • Mindspeed Technologies (MSPD) was the biggest stock loser across the NYSE and Nasdaq. The stock plunged 16.28% to close the day at $2.52
  • Shares of Independent Bank dropped 12.20%, making it the second biggest loser.

Most Active Stocks – Top Gainers by Percentage (NYSE & NASDAQ)


  • NII Holdings stock soared 21.39% making it the highest gainer (by percentage points) across the NYSE and Nasdaq
  • Zynga (ZNGA) was the next highest gainer, rising 14.98% to end the day at $3.53. “The online game company launched Zynga Plus Casino and Zynga Plus Poker on Wednesday, allowing people in the United Kingdom to play casino-type games with real money.”
  • Shares of Niska Gas Storage (NKA) stock were the third highest gainers, rising 14.73% to end the day at $14.41

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MarketConsensus Stock Analysis Team

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