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U.S. stocks fell on Friday after weaker-than-expected September jobs report had little effect on the prospects of an interest rate hike by the year end.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.22 percent at 18,228.58, the S&P 500 was down 0.39 percent at 2,152.35 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.65 percent to 5,272.22.
** GAP INC, $26.135, +14.73 pct
The Banana Republic and Old Navy owner reported a lower-than-expected fall in comparable sales for September, helped by higher demand for its Old Navy Global brand.
** HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC, $105.87, -8.42 pct
The aero parts supplier trimmed the upper end of its sales and profit forecast for the year.
** TYSON FOODS INC, $67.88, -8.74 pct
Brokerage Pivotal Research downgraded the U.S. meat processor’s stock to “sell” from “buy” and also cut its price target.
** PPG INDUSTRIES INC, $93.07, -8.92 pct
The chemical company said it expected to post a loss in the third quarter on charges related to a pension settlement.
** RUBY TUESDAY INC, $2.22, -11.55 pct
The restaurant chain operator’s first-quarter net loss widened and said it would stop giving forecast.
** LIPOCINE INC, Thursday close $4.17, +27.82 pct premarket
Brokerage H.C. Wainwright began coverage of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock with a “buy” rating and $25 price target.
** SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, Thursday close $61.74, -7.76 pct premarket
Health insurer Anthem Inc said it would not cover the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug, developed by Sarepta Therapeutics, calling it “investigational and not medically necessary”.
** CLOVIS ONCOLOGY INC, Thursday close $35.77, -15.49 pct premarket
All 377 ovarian cancer patients treated with 600 mg dose of company’s experimental drug, rucaparib, experienced adverse events, while 61 pct showed serious side-effects, the company said, citing safety data.
** CIDARA THERAPEUTICS INC, Thursday close $11.29, -10.63 pct premarket
The biotechnology company priced its public offering of 2.5 million shares at $10.10 per share, a 10.5 percent discount to the stock’s Thursday close.
** CAMPING WORLD HOLDINGS, $23.01, +4.59 pct
The RV and camping gear retailer’s stock opened 8 percent above its $22 IPO price on its first trading day and climbed to a session high of $24.35.
** SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES INC, Thursday close $17.22, -9.58 pct premarket
** FIRST SOLAR INC, Thursday close $39.75, -5.56 pct premarket
Goldman Sachs downgraded Solaredge’s stock to “sell” from “neutral” and First Solar’s to “neutral” from “buy”.
** CIT GROUP INC, $36.93, +1.46 pct
Avolon Holdings Ltd, part of China’s acquisitive HNA Group, said it agreed to buy the company’s $10 billion aircraft leasing business.
** CARNIVAL CORP, $47.85, -2.01 pct
Hurricane Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, hit Florida, threatening travel.
** NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGIES & BIORESSOURCES INC, Thursday close $1.38, +2.83 pct premarket
The nutrition products company’s unit signed an exclusive, worldwide and royalty bearing commercial agreement with Ingenutra Inc for its patented and clinically studied Maxsimil specialty ingredient.
** IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Thursday close $2.18, -13.07 pct premarket
The drug developer’s 25 million share offering was priced at $2.00 each.
** MISTRAS GROUP INC, Thursday close $23.33, -11.53 pct premarket
The testing services provider lowered its fiscal year 2017 revenue and earnings forecast as its expects continued weakness in revenue from the services segment.
** GW PHARMACEUTICALS, $131.246, -1.39 pct
Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of the drug developer’s stock with a “buy” rating.
** ACACIA COMMUNICATIONS INC, $102.685, -6.16 pct
The optical network company said its 4.5 million shares were priced at $100 in its first stock offering as a public company, an 8.6 percent discount to the stock’s Thursday close.
** HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES INC, $0.9, +5.88 pct
The oil and gas producer said it had received two proposals for its Gabon oil and gas interests and that it was in talks with the potential buyers.
** ORION GROUP HOLDINGS INC, $7.4, +4.37 pct
FBR & Co upgraded the construction company’s stock to “outperform” from “market perform” and raised its price target.
** LSB INDUSTRIES INC, $6.69, -7.21 pct
The chemical and climate control products maker said turnaround activities and various operational issues resulted in unplanned downtime at three primary chemical facilities in the quarter, impacting its EBITDA. (Compiled by Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D‘Silva)