Falling crude oil prices weigh down markets

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.

Gaming and Leisure Properties (Nasdaq: GLPI) completed the acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment's (Nasdaq: PNK) real estate assets.

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.

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