MARKET PULSE-Synergy, Energizer, NQ Mobile, Tile Shop, Twitter

Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:54am EDT
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks opened on Wednesday after data showed the economy grew at a sharply lower-than-expected pace in the first quarter, but gains in private payrolls kept losses in check. The Dow Jones industrial average was unchanged at 16,534.93, the S&P 500 was down 0.18 percent at 1,874.89 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.64 percent at 4,077.438.

** EXELON CORP, $34.57, -4.45 pct

** PEPCO HOLDINGS INC, $26.78, +17.51 pct

Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest Mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.

** TWITTER INC, $37.36, -12.34 pct

The micro-blogging website reported lackluster user and usage growth for the second consecutive quarter on Tuesday, deepening investor concerns about its struggle to gain a mass following.