MARKET PULSE-Autohome, Avon, Valero Energy, CytRx, NorthStar Realty
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s) Wall Street fell modestly on Wednesday as investors weighed the possibility of a wind-down of U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus in the wake of a provisional budget deal reached in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.47 percent at 15,898.6, the S&P 500 was down 0.61 percent at 1,791.61 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.62 percent at 4,035.315.
** GROUPON INC, $10.385, +3.44 pct
Wells Fargo raised its rating on the company's stock to "outperform", according to Theflyonthewall.com.
** CYTRX CORP, $3.66, +53.14 pct
The company said its experimental cancer drug improved survival rates in soft tissue sarcoma patients without the disease progressing, compared to chemotherapy alone.
** AVON PRODUCTS INC, $17.02, -4.49 pct Continued...