Aggressive North Korean rhetoric sinks stocks

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President Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on North Korea sent the markets plunging to close sharply lower with the Dow collapsing 204 points to 21,844. Nasdaq plummeted 135 points to 6,216.


On the upside


Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) reported higher second quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations and lifted its full year forecast.


Sangamo Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SGMO) narrowed second quarter losses more than expected as revenue surged.


Second quarter earnings soared for SSR Mining (Nasdaq: SSRM).

 

On the downside


Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE: BW) widened losses for the second quarter as revenue fell.


Forterra (Nasdaq: FRTA) fell to a loss for the second quarter.

 

Synacor (Nasdaq: SYNC) widened losses for the second quarter.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 7 to 1 on the NYSE and by a margin of nearly 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 plummeted 35 points to 2,438. Bitcoin climbed $462 to $3412.


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