Stock indexes still focused on economic woes

Index Results

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) ended the day on Wednesday with a loss of 179.79 points, or 1.61%, and closed at 11,010.90.The Dow reversed course and after several days of near total gains, all thirty of the Dow's index components posted a loss on the day. The weakest performers were Alcoa (AA) (-4.96%), Bank of America (BAC) (-4.94%), 3M (MMM) (-3.51%), and JP Morgan (JPM) (-3.48%).

The S&P 500 ($SPX) finished the session with a loss of 24.32 points, or 2.07%, and closed at 1,151.06. The top percentage gainers in the S&P 500 on Friday were Jabil Circuit (JBL) (+8.40%), Amazon.com (AMZN) (+2.45%), and Paychex Inc. (PAYX) (+0.86%). Only thirteen of the S&P 500 index components posted a gain. The top decliners were Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) (-11.01%), First Solar (FSLR) (-10.41%), JDS Uniphase (JDSU) (-8.49%), and Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) (-8.41%).

The Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) ended the session lower by 55.25 points, or 2.17%, on Wednesday and it closed at 2,491.58. The strongest performers in the Nasdaq-100 ($NDX) were Amazon.com (AMZN) (+2.45%), Dollar Tree (DLTR) (+1.12%), and Paychex Inc. (PAYX) (+0.86%). Only nine index components posted a gain. The top decliners were First Solar (FSLR) (-10.41%), CTrip.com (CTRP) (-8.83%), and Micron Technology (MU) (-5.41%).

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