Wall Street signA mixed bag on the economic data front gave the major indices enough of a push to erase most of their earlier losses. The ISM numbers came in a bit better than expected, but construction spending fell in February. The continual mixed numbers show that the recovery is weak at best and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Europe is also recovering on the heels of the US data. banking stocks continue to weigh on their major indices but the markets there are off their lows thanks to the ISM beat.

The Dow is currently down 14 to 13,198. Nasdaq and S&P 500 are both positive, up 4 and 2 points respectively. [Read more...]


Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ:THRX) is down 31.73% in early trading at $13.82. THRX is down on heavy volume with 354 thousand shares traded, more than 5 times its daily average volume. THRX shares are down after their drug failed in trials. The company has a market cap of 1.18 billion.

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:PWRD) is down 23.33% today at $9.20. PWRD has traded 2.7 million shares so far today, well above its daily average of 639 thousand shares. The company has a market cap of 417.17 million.

Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE:HMA) is down 9.61% today at $6.77. HMA has traded 3.9 million shares today, 400 thousand more than it trades a day on average. The company has a market cap of 1.68 billion. Sign Up For Our Free Weekly Newsletter

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (AMEX:TAT) is down 10.56% today at $1.27. TAT has traded 646 thousand shares so far today and trades a touch over a million shares daily on average. TAT shares are taking a tumble this morning after news that the company’s president and COO resigned. The company has a market cap of 460.82 million.

Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is down 8.63% this morning at $8.05. ZNGA has traded 4.6 million shares today and trades 13.8 million shares a day on average. ZNGA shares have fallen steadily over the past week from around $9.60 to a low of just under $8 today. The company has a market cap of 5.64 billion.

CareFusion Corporation (NYSE:CFN) is down 9.11% today at $23.15. CFN has traded 3.9 million shares so far today, more than double its daily average. CFN shares are down this morning after the company lowered its bottom range of profit for their second quarter. The company has a market cap of 5.24 billion.

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