The markets closed sharply lower with the Dow dropping 91 points to 17,598 as crude oil prices fell. Nasdaq lost 12 points to 5,115.

On the upside

Shares of Senomyx (Nasdaq: SNMX) continued surging.

Vital Therapies (Nasdaq: VTL) stock extended its gains.
 
A report that Samsung will cut its standard DRAM output lifted shares of rival Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU).
 
On the downside

Profit taking sank shares of Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI).

Falling crude oil prices weighed down shares of Petrobras (NYSE: PBR).

Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) reported third quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of expectations and forecast full year earnings below estimates.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 5 points to 2098. Bitcoin added $1 to $281.

Markets tumble as crude oil drops

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Falling crude oil prices sent the markets tumbling during the midday with the Dow plummeting 160 points to 17,529. Nasdaq fell 28 points to 5,100.

On the upside

Shares of Hutchinson Technology (Nasdaq: HTCH) extended its gains.

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations (Nasdaq: GAI) received an offer from chief executive John C.K. Sham to take the company private for a premium of $8.75 per share in cash.
 
Shares of A.M. Castle (NYSE: CAS) rose ahead of its earnings release tomorrow.
 
On the downside

Falling crude oil prices weighed down shares of Legacy Reserves (Nasdaq: LGCY) and Penn Virginia (NYSE: PVA).

Mizuho initiated coverage of AAC (NYSE: AAC) with a Neutral rating.

Shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) continued falling.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 7 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 dropped 12 points to 2090. Bitcoin added $2 to $282.
Slowing manufacturing growth weighed the markets down to a lower open with the Dow losing 39 points to 17,650. Nasdaq added 6 points to 5,134.

On the upside

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: LXRX) reported positive results from a Phase 3 clinical trial of oral telotristat etiprate to treat cancer patients with carcinoid syndrome.

CDW (Nasdaq: CDW) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analyst expectations.
 
Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR) fell to a loss for the second quarter but the company expects cash flow to increase.
 
On the downside

RBC Capital Markets downgraded Linn Energy (Nasdaq: LINE) from an Outperform rating to a Sector Perform rating.

Investors locked in profits on Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK).

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped a point to 2102. Bitcoin added $1 to $281.
Concerns about a crude oil glut weighed the markets down to a lower close with the Dow falling 55 points to 17,690. Nasdaq held steady at 5,128.

On the upside

Shares of 500.com (NYSE: WBAI) continued soaring.

Second quarter earnings surged for Immersion (Nasdaq: IMMR) to beat expectations as revenue climbed.
 
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) reported a smaller than expected loss for the second quarter as revenue rose.
 
On the downside

Solazyme (Nasdaq: SZYM) reported a greater than expected loss for the second quarter ash revenue dropped.

Outerwall (Nasdaq: OUTR) fell to a loss for the second quarter as revenue slipped.

Vivus (Nasdaq: VVUS) widened second quarter losses and announced restructuring plans.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of 5 to 3 on the NYSE and by 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 4 points to 2103. Bitcoin slipped $1 to $283.
The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow adding 14 points to 17,760 as European stocks recovered. Nasdaq gained 20 points to 5,149.

On the upside

SkyWest (Nasdaq: SKYW) reversed year ago losses to post a better than expected profit for the second quarter.

Avolon Holdings (NYSE: AVOL) is considering two acquisition offers, one for $30 per share and the second for $31 per share.
 
Second quarter earnings surged for Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) to surpass expectations by a wide margin.
 
On the downside

World Fuel Services (NYSE: INT) disappointed with sharply lower second quarter earnings that fell far short of analyst expectations.

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue but investors were disappointed that the company merely affirmed its full year outlook rather than increasing its forecast.

Credit Suisse and JPMorgan both downgraded LINN Energy (Nasdaq: LINE) from Neutral to Underperform and Underweight.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 3 points to 2112. Bitcoin slipped $1 to $282. 
The markets opened mixed with the Dow losing 15 points to 17,730 while Nasdaq gained 14 points to 5,143 as July inflation held steady in the eurozone.

On the upside

YRC Worldwide (Nasdaq: YRCW) swung to a greater than expected profit for the second quarter.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) engaged in advanced talks with Coke bottlers in Germany, Spain and Portugal for a possible merger.
 
RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) narrowed second quarter losses more than expected as revenue climbed.
 
On the downside

QLogic (Nasdaq: QLGC) reported sharply lower first quarter earnings as revenue fell.

Second quarter earnings plunged for Ocwen Financial (NYSE: OCN) to fall short of expectations on lower revenue.

RADA Electronic Industries (Nasdaq: RADA) priced its public offering of more than 6.9 million common shares at the discounted price of $1.23 per share.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 added 2 points to 2110. Bitcoin slipped $2 to $282.
The markets closed mixed with the Dow slipping 5 points to 17,745 as the nation's gross domestic product expanded at a slower than expected 2.3% pace. Nasdaq rose 17 points to 5,128.

On the upside

QuickLogic (Nasdaq: QUIK) partnered with Sensory to provide a voice recognition solution that is embedded in its new EOS S3 sensor processing platform.

H&E Equipment Services (Nasdaq: HEES) reported lower second quarter earnings and revenue but the company increased its quarterly dividend.
 
Vonage Holdings (NYSE: VG) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimates.
 
On the downside

MakeMyTrip (Nasdaq: MMYT) reported a greater than expected loss for the first quarter and lowered its full year revenue outlook.

Second quarter revenue fell for ITT Educational Services (NYSE: ESI).

Foundation Medicine (Nasdaq: FMI) widened second quarter losses and forecast full year revenue below expectations.

In the broad market, advancing issues barely edged out decliners by a slim margin on the NYSE while advancers outpaced decliners by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 held steady at 2108. Bitcoin held steady at $285.
The markets traded mixed during the midday as upbeat earnings tempered disappointing growth of the nation's economy. The Dow slipped 16 points to 17,734 while Nasdaq rose 18 points to 5,129.

On the upside

The first U.S. service station began selling gasoline blended with Gevo's (Nasdaq: GEVO) renewable isobutanol.

Nutrisystem (Nasdaq: NTRI) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations and forecast current quarter as well as full year results ahead of estimates.
 
Second quarter earnings slipped for Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) but revenue rose to surpass expectations.
 
On the downside

Linn (Nasdaq: LNCO) suspended its monthly cash dividend prompting a downgrade.

Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) reported sharply lower first quarter earnings and forecast current quarter results that fell short of expectations.

Cimpress (Nasdaq: CMPR) fell to a loss for the fourth quarter and will no longer provide annual guidance for earnings and revenue.

In the broad market, declining issues barely edged out advancers by a slim margin on the NYSE while advancers outpaced decliners by more than 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped a point to 2106. Bitcoin eased $1 to $286. 
The nation's economy expanded at a slower than expected 2.3% pace in the second quarter. The markets opened lower with the Dow falling 51 points to 17,699 while Nasdaq dropped 20 points to 5,097.

On the upside

WPCS International (Nasdaq: WPCS) swung to an operating profit for the fourth quarter.

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) swung to a profit for the second quarter.
 
Fourth quarter earnings and revenue for Open Text (Nasdaq: OTEX) surpassed expectations prompting an upgrade.
 
On the downside

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM) reported third quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of analyst expectations.

Penn Virginia (NYSE: PVA) narrowed losses for the second quarter but revenue missed expectations.

LINN Energy (Nasdaq: LINE) widened second quarter losses and announced plans to suspend its monthly cash distribution.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 6 points to 2102. Bitcoin slipped $3 to $284.
The markets soared to a sharply higher close with the Dow surging 121 points to 17,751 after the Federal Reserve maintained interest rates at current levels. Nasdaq gained 22 points to 5,111.

On the upside

The lock-up period expired for Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK).

Second quarter earnings and revenue fell for U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA) but the results were better than expected.
 
Bloomberg reported that VimpelCom (Nasdaq: VIP) and CK Hutchison Holdings may merge their wireless business in Italy.
 
On the downside

Second quarter revenue for Big 5 Sporting Goods (Nasdaq: BGFV) missed analyst estimates and the company forecast current quarter revenue below expectations.

New Source Energy Partners (NYSE: NSLP) suspended its quarterly cash distribution.

Global Cash Access Holdings (NYSE: GCA) fell to a loss for the second quarter and lowered its full year earnings outlook.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of more than 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 9 to 7 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 climbed 15 points to 2108. Bitcoin eased a fraction to $287.

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