Tech stocks burst into an afternoon rally, only to fall back down again by the end of the day.
The Nasdaq declined 0.4% to close at 1711.
shares enjoyed a lift after investors rewarded it for a
performance, aided by cost containment and a healthy growth of revenue through paid search ads.
The stock jumped 5.5% to close at $372.54.
Advanced Micro Devices
also saw its shares climb after reporting a
and strong growth in sales across all product lines in the third quarter.
The stock was up 2.2% to $4.21.
got a boost after research firm NPD Group reported a 44% sell-through of its video games, in contrast to a 6% decline for the industry.
Shares of Electronic Arts finished the day up 8.4% to $29.79.
plunged 14.3% to close at $4.79 after it provided a disappointing fourth-quarter outlook. The company expects revenues of $125 million to $135 million, far short of Wall Street estimates of $143.8 million.
shares jumped 4.1% to $15.28 , benefiting from a rating upgrade from Friedman Billings Ramsey to outperform from market perform. The firm maintained that Symantec should see a continuation in strong demand despite a tough economy.