Stocks plummeted to a sharply lower close with the Dow sinking 128 points to 15,129 as a government shutdown appeared imminent. Nasdaq lost 10 points to 3771.
On the upside
TheStreet listed ARCA biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) as one of five stocks that will breakout.
Shares of Real Goods Solar (Nasdaq: RSOL) continued rising after company modified its loan agreements last week.
On the downside
Shares of mobile advertising solutions provider Millennial Media (Nasdaq: MM) fell after Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) began testing mobile ads outside of Facebook.
Investors locked in profits on Eagle Bulk Shipping (Nasdaq: EGLE).
Profit taking weighed down shares of AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 4 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 dropped 10 points to 1681.