Lower open as Hurricane Irma heads to Florida

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The markets opened lower with the Dow losing 20 points to 21,764 as Hurricane Irma continued its destructive path towards Florida. Nasdaq fell 8 points to 6,389.


On the upside


Kura Oncology (Nasdaq: KURA) reported positive results from a Phase 2 study of tipifarnib to treat HRAS mutant head and neck cancer.


The cyberattack against Equifax (NYSE: EFX) lifted shares of cybersecurity solutions provider Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC).


Zumiez (Nasdaq: ZUMZ) narrowed second quarter losses more than expected as revenue rose.

 

On the downside


A cyberattack against Equifax (NYSE: EFX) may have compromised the data of 143 million Americans.


Kroger (NYSE: KR) reported lower second quarter earnings.

 

Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR) reported lower first quarter earnings and forecast second quarter results that fell short of analyst expectations.


The broader S&P 500 held steady at 2,465. Bitcoin plummeted $210 to $4,390.


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