Concerns of a Greek default sent the markets tumbling to a sharply lower close with the Dow plummeting 156 points to 12,442. Nasdaq plunged 60 points to 2813.
On the upside
Shares of social networking site FriendFinder Networks (Nasdaq: FFN) surged ahead of Facebook's initial public offering tomorrow.
The Commerce Department announced 31% tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports which lifted shares of domestic solar energy firm SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR).
A Seeking Alpha contributor listed Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) as one of three gold stocks with the potential to soar over the next two to three years.
On the downside
Profit taking sank shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) whose stock priced spiked yesterday after Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn did not recommend shorting the stock.
Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) responded to the Commerce Department's 31% tariff on solar imports from China by affirming its commitment to serving the U. S. market and to creating a competitive marketplace.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 6 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 4 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks plunged 17 points to 754.