MARKET PULSE-AOL, GasLog, Quantum Fuel, Hyperdynamics, Silver Spring

Wed May 7, 2014 2:37pm 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 mostly rose on Wednesday, bouncing off earlier lows after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered no surprises, but the Nasdaq fell for a second straight day, weighed down by declines in Internet-related shares. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92.48 points, or 0.56 percent, to 16,493.50. The S&P 500 gained 3.53 points, or 0.19 percent, to 1,871.25. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 42.892 points, or 1.05 percent, to 4,037.867.

** AOL INC, $33.64, -23.37 pct

AOL reported a rise in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, boosted by a surge in advertising sales through its automated electronic exchange, but profit fell.

** WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, $38.635, -19.43 pct

** SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC, $26.3696, -15.18 pct

** FRESH MARKET INC, $31.955, -10.82 pct

Whole Foods cut its 2014 same-store sales and earnings forecast for the third time amid rising competition in the natural and organic grocery sector that it dominates.   Continued...