Flat Close As Pending Home Sales Fall

The markets closed flat with the Dow adding 7 points to 16,072 as pending home sales fell in October. Nasdaq rose 2 points to 3994.

On the upside

DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA) welcomed news that Medicare dialysis rates will not be cut in 2014.

Bargain hunters lifted shares of IntelliPharmaCeutics International (Nasdaq: IPCI).

A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote an article about Voxeljet's (NYSE: VJET) performance and product offerings.

On the downside

A client of OraSure Technologies (Nasdaq: OSUR) was told by the Food and Drug Administration to halt marketing its services in the U.S.

A Seeking Alpha lifted its target price on Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) from $8.50 to $14.50. The stock price fell after opening at $15.80 this morning

SeaDrill (NYSE: SDRL) reported third quarter earnings that fell short of analyst expectations.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a slim margin of more than 5 to 4 on the NYSE while advancers edged out decliners by nearly 10 to 9 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 1802. Bitcoin dropped $39.23 or 4.79% to $778.91.

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