Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) — Stocks fluctuated, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rebounded from its worst drop since June, as a private report showing companies added fewer jobs than forecast offset acceleration in service industries.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. fell 4.3 percent on a disappointing forecast. 3D Systems Corp. slumped 18 percent after its projection trailed expectations. Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. declined at least 0.9 percent after a report indicated Macau casino revenue growth slowed to the weakest pace since October 2012. Genworth Financial Inc. and Radian Group Inc. rallied more than 3.2 percent after posting profits from insuring U.S. mortgages.

The S&P 500 retreated 0.3 percent to 1,750 at 12:16 p.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 10.85 points, or 0.1 percent, to 15,434.39. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 22 percent above the 30-day average during this time of the day.

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