U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-IBM, Tesla, Synchrony Financial, Waters

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq dropped on Wednesday as U.S. stocks gave up a strong start, hamstrung by lingering concerns over economic growth, while the Dow stayed afloat helped by strong earnings from IBM and other blue-chips.

At 13:26 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.28 percent at 24,471.64. The S&P 500 was down 0.16 percent at 2,628.81 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.29 percent at 6,999.671.

The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:

** Synchrony Financial, up 10.6 pct

** Waters Corp, up 10.1 pct

** IBM Corp, up 8.2 pct

The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:

** Capital One Financial, down 5.5 pct

** Take Two, down 5.3 pct

** Whirl Pool Corp, down 5.2 pct

The top three NYSE percentage gainers:

** Daxor Corp, up 13.2 pct

** Synchrony Financial, up 10.6 pct

** Vipshop Hold Ltd, up 10.1 pct

The top three NYSE percentage losers:

** Quotient Technlogy, down 14.3 pct

** Reeds Inc, down 12.2 pct

** CynergisTek Inc Ord, down 10.9 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:

** Spi Energy Co, up 222.3 pct

** Boxlight Corp Ord, up 48.3 pct

** Blink Charging Co, up 34.3 pct

The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:

** Avalon GloboCare Corp, down 42.6 pct

** Tiziana Life Sciences PLC, down 18.4 pct

** Borqs Technologies Inc, down 15.6 pct

** Tesla Inc: down 5.5 pct

Tesla says reduced production hours for Model S, X

Tesla to cut production hours for Model S and X

** FedEx Corp: down 1.8 pct

** United Parcel Service: down 2.4 pct

FedEx, UPS hit by report Amazon wooing shippers on lower delivery fees

** Qualcomm Inc: down 4.8 pct

Qualcomm Inc: Down after hedge fund says stock price could shrink by half

** eHeatlh Inc: up 9.5 pct

eHealth continues ascent on strong Medicare application growth

** United Technologies Corp: up 4.8 pct

United Technologies Corp: Shares rise on Q4 profit beat

United Tech profit beats on higher aero parts sales

** Procter & Gamble Co: up 4.4 pct

Procter & Gamble: Up as Q2 results beat

P&G raises forecast on strength of skin care, detergent brands

** Comcast Corp: up 4.5 pct

Comcast Corp: Set to jump as Q4 revenue beats analyst expectations

Comcast results beat on lower-than-expected video losses

** Rollins Inc: down 4.7 pct

Rollins Inc: Drops after Q4 EPS and revenue miss

** Amdocs Ltd: down 11.8 pct

Amdocs: Short-seller Spruce Point sets 'strong sell' rating

** Waters Corp: up 10.3 pct

Waters Corp: Eyes one-year high on sparkling FY profit forecast

** Quotient Technology: down 15.2 pct

Quotient Technology: Hits near 3-year low after slashing revenue forecast

** Dell: up 1.7 pct

Dell: 'Buy' rating at Citi snaps lackluster Wall St run

** TE Connectivity Ltd: down 3.7 pct

TE Connectivity Ltd: Cuts fiscal 2019 forecast on China weakness

** Accuray Inc: up 11.8 pct

Accuray Inc: Jumps as strong China orders spur profitability target

** Bellerophon Therapeutics: down 22.8 pct

** Selecta Biosciences: down 21.1 pct

** PTC Therapeutics: down 10.6 pct

Four healthcare companies slide on pricing of stock deals

** Restaurant Brands: up 8.8 pct

Restaurant Brands: Rises after M&A chatter, CEO appointment

Restaurant Brands names Burger King boss Jose Cil as CEO

** IBM Corp: up 7.7 pct

IBM: Gains on strong 2019 profit forecast

** Walmart Inc: up 0.8 pct

MS cautious of hard goods retailers, ups Walmart to 'outperform'

** Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd: up 2.7 pct

Teva: Rises after UBS says stock "too cheap to ignore", upgrades

** Synchrony Financial: up 10.0 pct

Synchrony Financial: Rises after Walmart drops lawsuit, strong Q4 results

** Kimberly-Clark Corp: down 2.6 pct

Kimberly-Clark: Drops on weak 2019 profit forecast

Kimberly-Clark misses profit estimates, shares fall

** Abbott Laboratories: down 2.4 pct

Abbott Labs: Falls on Q4 revenue miss; weak Q1 profit forecast

** Athersys Inc: up 9.4 pct

Athersys: Surges on positive lung disease treatment results

The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:

Communication Services

down 0.12 pct

Consumer Discretionary

down 0.12 pct

Consumer Staples

up 0.77 pct


down 1.08 pct


down 0.25 pct


down 0.35 pct


down 0.24 pct

Information Technology

up 0.01 pct


down 1.07 pct

Real Estate

down 0.39 pct


up 0.66 pct

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