Mid-Day Market Update: US Stocks Drop; TIBCO Shares Surge On Upbeat Results
Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.48 percent to 15,562.25 while the NASDAQ declined 0.14 percent to 3,783.93. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.41 percent to 1,715.23.
Darden's quarterly earnings fell to $70.2 million, or $0.53 per share, from $110.8 million, or $0.85 per share, in the year-earlier period. However, analysts were projecting a profit of $0.70 per share.
Its sales climbed to $2.16 billion, missing estimates of $2.19 billion.
Equities Trading UP
Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT) shot up 15.09 percent to $42.23 on failure of GlaxoSmithKline, Prosensa duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment.
Shares of TIBCO Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) got a boost, shooting up 3.41 percent to $26.11 after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter results.
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of AK Steel Holding (NYSE: AKS) were down 6.08 percent to $4.17 after the company projected a wider loss for the third quarter.
Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) shares tumbled 5.73 percent to $46.47 after the company reported a drop in its first-quarter profit.
Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM) down, falling 6.03 percent to $14.03 after the company priced its follow-on public offering of 5,000,000 common units.
In commodity news, oil traded down 0.77 percent to $105.57, while gold traded down 2.21 percent to $1,339.10.
Silver traded down 5.53 percent Friday to $22.01, while copper fell 0.75 percent to $3.32.
European shares were lower today. The Spanish Ibex Index gained 0.20 percent, while Italy's FTSE MIB Index fell 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX dropped 0.21 percent and the French CAC 40 fell 0.06 percent while U.K. shares declined 0.44 percent.
On the economics calendar Friday, there is no important data due out.
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