Lower Close Over Manufacturing Activity

The markets closed lower with the Dow slipping 5 points to 14,572 as manufacturing activity in March expanded less than expected. Nasdaq dropped 28 points to 3239.

On the upside

Motley Fool expects results to improve for GameStop (NYSE: GME) in 2014 and 2015 when Sony (NYSE: SNE) releases its PlayStation 4 and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) introduces its newest version of Xbox.


Annual 2012 earnings for Security National Financial (Nasdaq: SNFC) surged.

Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong upgraded Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP) to a Buy rating and lifted her price target from $47 to $63.


On the downside


A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote last week that Uni-Pixel (Nasdaq: UNXL) was overvalued.


Shares of Hudson Technologies (Nasdaq: HDSN) continued falling after the company said last week that the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule on 2013 and 2014 allowances for HCFC were too low.


Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) announced last week that senior vice president and chief financial officer T. M. Whichard III retired effective March 25, 2013.

In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 5 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 3 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index fell 8 points to 1560.

Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here