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Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 3,222.37 down -1.76 points

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:45:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: BAC;GOLD;MSFT;SPLS

Wednesday's session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 3,222.37. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.72 billion.

Advancers stocks led declining by 1.22 to 1 ratio. There were 1353 advancers and 1111 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 90 stocks reached a 52 week high and 15 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 -.24% for the day; a total of -6.69 points. The current value is 2,792.56. Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) had the largest percent change down (-7.15%) while Randgold Resources Limited ( GOLD ) had the largest percent change gain rising 3.61%.

The Dow Jones index closed up .3% for the day; a total of 42.47 points. The current value is 14,296.24. Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) had the largest percent change down (-.92%) while Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) had the largest percent change gain rising 3.2%.

NASDAQ Market Wrap

As of 3/6/2013 4:45:06 PM

BILLIONS OF
1.72
NASDAQ SHARES TRADED TODAY
90
STOCKS REACHED A 52 WEEK HIGH
15
THOSE REACHING LOWS TOTALED
 
Randgold Resources Limited[GOLD]
TOPS ADVANCERS LIST
OF NASDAQ 100
%
3.61
INDEX
GOLD ROSE