Retreating crude oil prices weighed the markets down to a lower close with the Dow falling 57 points to 17,773. Nasdaq tumbled 29 points to 4,775.
On the upside
HMS Holdings (Nasdaq: HMSY) entered settlement agreements with Public Consulting Group and other parties of the Trade Secret Litigation.
First quarter earnings surged for Monster Beverage (Nasdaq: MNST) to easily top estimates.
eHealth (Nasdaq: EHTH) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the first quarter as revenue rose.
On the downside
Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) widened first quarter losses as revenue fell.
Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) fell to a loss for the first quarter.
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by more than 2 to 1 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 dropped 10 points to 2,065. Bitcoin climbed $6 to $451.