Mid-Afternoon Market Update: DineEquity Rises Following Strong Q4 Results; MiMedx Shares Plunge

Toward the end of trading Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 25,158.57 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.74 percent to 7,293.17. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.14 percent to 2,736.01.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Tuesday, the technology shares climbed 1.16 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), up 9 percent, and Internap Corp (NASDAQ: INAP), up 6 percent.

In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell 0.87 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR), down 3 percent, and Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTNA) down 3 percent.

Top Headline

Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.

The company said it earned $1.33 per share in the fourth quarter on …

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