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Market Close Report: NASDAQ trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year. NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 3,100.57

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 1/3/2013 4:45:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: CHKP;MRK;ROST;UNH

Today's session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index volume reaching the 1st place in the top ten list for this year. The last time the index closed above 0.22 billion shares was on 00 Wed 2013. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.73 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.09 to 1 ratio. There were 1185 advancers and 1293 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 53 stocks reached a 52 week high and 6 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 -.52% for the day; a total of -14.21 points. The current value is 2,732.26. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( CHKP ) had the largest percent change down (-4.18%) while Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) had the largest percent change gain rising 7.97%.

The Dow Jones index closed down -.16% for the day; a total of -21.19 points. The current value is 13,391.36. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) had the largest percent change down (-4.68%) while Merck & Company, Inc. ( MRK ) had the largest percent change gain rising 2.39%.

NASDAQ Market Wrap

As of 1/3/2013 4:45:04 PM

NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX
1st
VOLUME MILESTONE1.73 billion JOINS 2013TOP TEN
53
STOCKS REACHED A 52 WEEK HIGH
6
THOSE REACHING LOWS TOTALED
 
Ross Stores, Inc.[ROST]
TOPS ADVANCERS LIST
OF NASDAQ 100
%
7.97
INDEX
ROST ROSE