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These Are the Only 6 Nasdaq Stocks That Didn’t Get Crushed Today

December 11, 2015, 11:40 PM UTC
Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Down 300 Points
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 11, 2015 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out more than 300 points down. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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As U.S. stocks took a beating Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding more than 300 points, the Nasdaq had the steepest drop of the major stock market indexes, closing down 2.3%.

Nearly every single company in the Nasdaq 100, an index dominated by technology stocks, lost value, with Yahoo (YHOO) and Tesla Motors (TSLA) falling by about 5% and 4.4% respectively. The biggest laggards in the index were iPhone chipmaker NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), which declined nearly 6%, as well as Viacom (VIAB) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) which each posted losses of more than 5%.

There were only six Nasdaq 100 stocks that actually rose Friday. Whole Foods Market (WFM) led the index, rising nearly 9% after analysts said they expected the grocery chain to beat Wall Street’s sales expectations. Adobe Systems (ADBE) came in second, gaining nearly 3% as strong earnings results pushed the stock to a record high.


Game and toy companies Mattel (MAT) and Electronic Arts (EA) closed up 2.6% and 1.2% respectively, though each was rebounding from losses earlier in the week. Finally, trucking company CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) rose by less than 1%, while biotech firm Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) just barely ended the day in positive territory following the FDA approval of its rare disease treatment Kanuma on Thursday, which had pushed the stock higher.

Here’s a rundown of the top-performing Nasdaq 100 stocks Friday, from best to worse:

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