The markets opened flat with the Dow adding 3 points to 12,446 while Nasdaq eased a point to 2812. Greece's downgrade further into junk territory tempered enthusiasm for Facebook's initial public offering.
On the upside
Technology blog AllThingsD reported that Yahoo (YHOO) was finalizing details of plan to sell nearly half of its stake in Alibaba Group for approximately $7 billion.
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets upgraded Salesforce.com (CRM) to a Buy rating and lifted its price target to $180 from $160.
First quarter earnings for Foot Locker (FL) soared to surpass analysts expectations as revenue rose.
On the downside
Autodesk (ADSK) reported higher first quarter earnings and revenue but warned that second revenue will fall short of analyst expectations.
Coventry Health will not cover the cost of Sequenom's (SQNM) Down syndrome test MaterniT21 as originally announced on May 9.
Investors locked in profits on Renren (RENN).
In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE while decliners barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks edged up a fraction to 755.
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|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|
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|10:42 AM||Mixed Open As Jobless Claims Rise|
|Wed, May 15, 2013|
|06:43 PM||Record Dow Close Again|
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|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|
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|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|
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|Mon, May 06, 2013|
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