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 (NYSE: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 (NYSE: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 (NASDAQ:TRLG) disappointed with its 4th quarter results, as did online travel company Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPD).
Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) shares were also down sharply as the renewable products company continues to experience weakness.
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