Midday stock check: Intuitive Surgical, Linear Tech down

Mountain View-based Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) has taken a dive of more than 3 percent this afternoon. Also dropping is Milpitas-based Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC), with a decline of more than 3.3 percent.

Sunnyvale’s Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) and Santa Clara-based Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) continue to show the greatest gains among local stocks tracked by The Examiner today. Yahoo has increased nearly 1.5 points, or around 5.5 percent, while Nvidia is up more than 4.1 percent.

Santa Clara-based Intel Corp. (INTC) showed the greatest volume of trade as of the midafternoon, with more than $127 million shares traded, followed by Yahoo and Sun.

Overall, the stock markets are slightly down as of midafternoon, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 all showing declined of less than one percent.

In other stock news, Brazilian police have arrested Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) executives on tax fraud and smuggling charges, according to CNNMoney.com.

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