The markets turned negative during the midday with the Dow dropping 51 points to 17,706 as May factory orders fell 1% and fewer jobs than expected were created in June. Nasdaq lost 19 points to 4,993.
On the upside
Shares of Natera (Nasdaq: NTRA) surged on its first trading day.
Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) announced new licensing agreements in India and Indonesia.
Columbia Pipeline Group (NYSE: CPGX) announced a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share payable on August 20, 2015 to shareholders of record July 31, 2015.
On the downside
Investors locked in profits on WPCS International (Nasdaq: WPCS).
Bloomberg reported that Yelp (NYSE: YELP) has temporarily suspended its efforts to sell the company.
Profit taking continued to weigh down shares of RCS Capital (NYSE: RCAP).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 5 to 4 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 lost 5 points to 2072. Bitcoin slipped $2 to $255.