August 21, 2012 at 18:17 PM EDT
Lower Close As Investors Eye Europe
The markets retreated to close lower with the Dow dropping 68 points to 13,203 as investors continued to monitor developments in Europe. Nasdaq lost 8 points to 3067.
On the upside
JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) chief executive Dave Barger's comment that the airliner was not interested in acquiring bankrupt American Airlines boosted shares of US Airways (NYSE: LCC).
Acquisition rumors lifted shares of OCZ Technology (Nasdaq: OCZ).
Rising gold prices lifted shares of Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO).
On the downside
Shares of RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) fell after Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) reported a sharp plunge in second quarter earnings. UBS affirmed its Buy rating on GT Advanced Technologies (Nasdaq: GTAT).
The lockup period for 52.7 million shares of Yelp (NYSE: YELP) expires on August 29.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 9 to 7 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks eased a point to 815.
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