The markets closed lower with the Dow dropping 58 points to 15,133 as the government shutdown continued. Nasdaq slipped 2 points to 3815.
On the upside
The Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency both accepted for review Omeros' (Nasdaq: OMER) Marketing Authorization Application for OMS302.
A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote that Alcatel-Lucent's (NYSE: ALU) transition to cloud based telecommunications solutions will reap benefits.
On the downside
Fleetmatics Group (NYSE: FLTX) entered oversold territory.
Investors locked in profits on Ion Geophysical (NYSE: IO).
Profit taking weighed down shares of China Sunergy (Nasdaq: CSUN).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 eased a points to 1693.