Nasdaq Cancels Some Trades

Errors led to price swings prior to the opening on Thursday.

Nasdaq Stock Market canceled some trades in nine U.S. stocks, such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp., that occurred more than 10 percent away from yesterday’s close.

The errors took place in the minute before the regular opening of trading, the Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. unit said on its website. Goldman Sachs fell as much as 20 percent to $94.01 and Hewlett-Packard plunged 79 percent to $3.06 before the trades were broken. Sprint touched $2.82, a 50 percent decline, prior to the Nasdaq’s decision to reverse those transactions.

‘Big Deal’

Transactions in Citigroup Inc. at or below $33.77, Hewlett-Packard from $13.07, AT&T Inc. from $31.04, Western Union Co. from $11.90, Wells Fargo & Co. from $30.15, Kroger Co. from $23.93, Goldman Sachs from $106.28 and Sprint from $5.09 and in Ventas Inc. at or above $71.58, were voided, the Nasdaq OMX unit said on its website.

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