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Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 3,044.36 down -10.17 points

Posted
12/19/2012 4:45:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:APOL;GE;UTX;VRSN

Wednesday's session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 3,044.36. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.89 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.02 to 1 ratio. There were 1218 advancers and 1240 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 53 stocks reached a 52 week high and 11 those reaching lows totaled. The most active, advancers, decliners, unusual volume and most active by dollar volume can be monitored intraday on the Most Active Stocks page.

The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -.53% for the day; a total of -14.4 points. The current value is 2,690.99. Apollo Group, Inc. ( APOL ) had the largest percent change down (-6.46%) while VeriSign, Inc. ( VRSN ) had the largest percent change gain rising 3.71%.

The Dow Jones index closed down -.74% for the day; a total of -98.99 points. The current value is 13,251.97. General Electric Company ( GE ) had the largest percent change down (-3.14%) while United Technologies Corporation ( UTX ) had the largest percent change gain rising .97%.

NASDAQ Market Wrap

As of 12/19/2012 4:44:00 PM

BILLIONS OF
1.89
NASDAQ SHARES TRADED TODAY
53
STOCKS REACHED A 52 WEEK HIGH
11
THOSE REACHING LOWS TOTALED
 
VeriSign, Inc.[VRSN]
TOPS ADVANCERS LIST
OF NASDAQ 100
%
3.71
INDEX
VRSN ROSE