MARKET PULSE-Sears, Enzymotec, Pernix Therapeutics, Arotech, Plug Power
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 both coming off record closing highs. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.30 percent at 16,664.48, and the S&P 500 was down 0.21 percent at 1,893.5.
** SEARS HOLDINGS CORP, $44.19, +2.22 pct
The department store operator said it was looking to sell its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada, in a process that could result in all of the struggling Canadian department store operator being put up for sale.
** MACY'S INC, $57.77, -0.12 pct
The department store operator said business was picking up after severe winter weather resulted in weaker-than-expected sales in the first quarter, allowing the company to stick to its full-year profit forecast.
** PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS INC, $5.68, +32.71 pct Continued...