Stocks were down today as the situation worsens in Greece. A breakdown in talks dampened hopes of a bailout. And in this country, consumer sentiment was down in early February. The monthly index signaled a slowing in consumer spending, which also weighed on the averages.
By 2 pm, the Dow was down over 1%, the S&P 500 was down .9% and the Nasdaq was lower by .8%.
Among winners today, LinkedIn (LNKD) shares were up over 17%, sparked by 4th quarter earnings per share that were almost double Wall Street's estimates.
And Cobalt International Energy (CIE) surprised its investors with much better than expected drilling test results from of of its wells.
Among stocks not doing so well today: high fashion jean designer True Religion (TRLG) disappointed with its 4th quarter results, as did online travel company Expedia (EXPD).
Amyris (AMRS) shares were also down sharply as the renewable products company continues to experience weakness.
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