Concerns of a Greek default sent the markets tumbling to a sharply lower close with the Dow plummeting 156 points to 12,442. Nasdaq plunged 60 points to 2813.
On the upside
Shares of social networking site FriendFinder Networks (FFN) surged ahead of Facebook's initial public offering tomorrow.
The Commerce Department announced 31% tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports which lifted shares of domestic solar energy firm SunPower (SPWR).
A Seeking Alpha contributor listed Barrick Gold (ABX) as one of three gold stocks with the potential to soar over the next two to three years.
On the downside
Profit taking sank shares of Herbalife (HLF) whose stock priced spiked yesterday after Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn did not recommend shorting the stock.
Yingli Green Energy (YGE) responded to the Commerce Department's 31% tariff on solar imports from China by affirming its commitment to serving the U. S. market and to creating a competitive marketplace.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 6 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks plunged 17 points to 754.
|Fri, May 17, 2013|
|06:22 PM||Records For Fourth Consecutive Week|
|03:02 PM||Markets Rise As Consumer Sentiment Climbs|
|10:42 AM||High Open As Consumer Sentiment Climbs|
|Thu, May 16, 2013|
|06:29 PM||Economic Data Weighs Down Markets|
|02:20 PM||Markets Rise On Upbeat Earnings|
|10:42 AM||Mixed Open As Jobless Claims Rise|
|Wed, May 15, 2013|
|06:43 PM||Record Dow Close Again|
|01:23 PM||Rise In Homebuilder Confidence Lifts Markets|
|11:30 AM||Lower Open As Factory Output Drops|
|Tue, May 14, 2013|
|06:27 PM||Another Dow Record As Investor Confidence Grows|
|01:03 PM||Investor Optimism Lifts Markets|
|10:42 AM||Higher Open On Lower Import Prices|
|Mon, May 13, 2013|
|06:07 PM||Mixed Close Over Stimulus Concerns|
|01:34 PM||Markets Mixed As Retail Sales Rise|
|10:43 AM||Stimulus May End, Markets Open Lower|
|Fri, May 10, 2013|
|06:31 PM||Another Winning Week|
|02:06 PM||Mixed Markets As Investors Monitor Global Developments|
|11:33 AM||Mixed Open After Record Week|
|Thu, May 09, 2013|
|06:01 PM||Markets Retreat From Record Highs|
|03:13 PM||Markets Rise As Jobless Claims Drop|
|10:42 AM||Markets Retreat After Yesterday's Record Close|
|Wed, May 08, 2013|
|06:08 PM||Upbeat Earnings Boost Markets To Another Record|
|01:46 PM||Dow Advances Further Into Record Territory|
|10:42 AM||Mixed Open After Record Close Yesterday|
|Tue, May 07, 2013|
|06:21 PM||Record Day For Dow, S&P 500|
|01:35 PM||Dow Tops 15,000|
|10:43 AM||Mixed Open As Investors Monitor Earnings|
|Mon, May 06, 2013|
|05:26 PM||S&P 500 Sets New Record, Dow Slips|
|02:05 PM||Banks Settle Lawsuits, Market Advance|
|11:35 AM||Mixed Open After Record Week|
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