Lower close as job growth slows


The markets closed lower with the Dow slipping 6 points to 20,656 as job growth slowed in March. Nasdaq eased a point to 5,877. 

On the upside

Shares of China Commercial Credit (Nasdaq: CCCR) more than doubled on no news.

Shares of Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA) surged in its market debut.

Akorn (Nasdaq: AKRX) is engaged in discussions for a potential acquisition by Fresenius Kabi.

On the downside

Nxt-ID (Nasdaq: NXTD) provided an investors update.

Bellerophon Therapeutics (Nasdaq: BLPH) reported disappointing data during poster presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.


Rocket Fuel (Nasdaq: FUEL) said that up to 70% of video impressions that were labelled as in-stream were misrepresented as in-banner.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 10 to 9 on the NYSE while advancing issues edged out decliners by a slim margin on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index slipped a point to 2,355. Bitcoin lost $8 to $1177.

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