The S&P 500 ($SPX) loss of 1.79 points, or 0.13%, and closed at 1,337.88. The strongest percentage performers in the index on Tuesday were Netflix (NFLX) (+8.07%), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (+3.91%), Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) (+3.40%), and Salesforce.com (CRM) (+3.05%). The weakest performers in the index were Textron Inc. (TXT) (-5.05%), SAIC Inc. (SAI) (-4.71%), Western Union Co. (WU) (-4.45%), and Comerica Inc. (CMA) (-3.02%). SAIC's losses followed a downgrade, while Netflix jumped after the company announced that it would be expanding its video streaming services throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Nasdaq Composite (Figure 3)
The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session higher by 9.74 points, or 0.35%, on Tuesday and it closed at 2,825.77. The strongest performers in the Nasdaq-100 were Netflix (NFLX) (+8.07%), Illumina Inc. (ILMN) (+2.39%), Google (GOOG) (+2.19%), and Priceline.com (PCLN) (+2.01%). The weakest were KLA-Tencor (KLAC) (-2.03%), Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) (-1.89%), Linear Tech. Corp. (LLTC) (-1.68%), and NVIDIA (NVDA) (-1.67%).
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