April 4, 2017 / 3:34 PM / 6 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Staples, Acuity, Nvidia, Ralph Lauren

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U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, weighed down by financial and
technology shares, and as investors braced for a potentially tense meeting
between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
    At 11:08 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.10 percent at
20,670.52. The S&P 500 was down 0.14 percent at 2,355.65 and the Nasdaq
Composite was down 0.05 percent at 5,891.493.
 
 The top three percentage gainers on the S&P 500:
 ** Staples Inc, up 12.1 pct at $9.71
 ** Vertex Pharma, up 3.5 pct at $111.23
 ** Incyte Corp, up 2.5 pct at $141.96
 
 The top three percentage losers on the S&P 500:
 ** Acuity Brands, down 13.2 pct at $177.21
 ** Nvidia Corp, down 5.7 pct at $102.15
 ** Ralph Lauren, down 3.8 pct at $78.26
 
 The top three percentage gainers on the NYSE:
 ** Yingli Green, up 16.1 pct at $2.96
 ** ReneSola, up 8.9 pct at $2.57
 ** China Online Education, up 6.8 pct at $20.97
 
 The top three percentage losers on the NYSE:
 ** Kate Spade, down 15 pct at $19.39
 ** Acuity Brands, down 13.2 pct at $177.21
 ** Seadrill Partners, down 6 pct at $3.28
 
 The top three percentage gainers on the Nasdaq:
 ** Cyclacel Pharma, up 65.4 pct at $10.62
 ** General Communication, up 63.6 pct at $33.63
 ** Benitec Biopharma, up 52.7 pct at $4.66
 
 The top three percentage losers on the Nasdaq:
 ** NewLink Genetics, down 17.3 pct at $19.10
 ** Del Taco Restaurants, down 14.2 pct at $3.61
 ** Ominto Inc, down 12.7 pct at $11.60
 
 
 ** Bank of America Corp: down 0.8 pct at $23.41
 BUZZ-BofA: Citi says "not much left to play for", downgrades to 'neutral'

 
 ** Alphabet Inc: down 0.7 pct at $850.96
 BMO cuts to "market perform" - trader
 
 ** Amazon.com Inc: up 0.8 pct at $898.51
 BMO adds to top pick list
 
 ** Caterpillar Inc: up 2.3 pct at $94.42
 Goldman Sachs adds to conviction list; rating "buy"
 
 ** Liberty Interactive Corp: up 2.7 pct at $20.50
 ** General Communication Inc: up 63.6 pct at $33.63
 UPDATE 1-Liberty Interactive to buy Alaska-based telecom firm for $1.12 bln

 
 ** NewLink Genetics Corp: down 17.3 pct at $19.10
 BRIEF-NewLink posts interim results from Phase 2 study on indoximod in
combination with checkpoint inhibitors
 
 ** MSG Networks Inc: up 6.5 pct at $24.45
 BUZZ-MSG Networks: Hits 1-1/12 yr high after report of possible sale

 
 ** Nvidia Corp: down 5.8 pct at $102.13
 BUZZ-Nvidia Corp: Shares dip after Pacific Crest downgrade
 
 ** Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 30.2 pct at $24.22
 BUZZ-Paratek Pharma: Set for 1-1/2 yr high after antibiotic succeeds in study

 
 ** Kate Spade & Co: down 15.0 pct at $19.39
 ** Coach Inc: down 2.7 pct at $39.53
 EXCLUSIVE-Kate Spade seeks more time for talks after Coach bid -sources

 
 ** Staples Inc: up 12.1 pct at $9.71
 ** Office Depot Inc: up 6.0 pct at $4.97
 UPDATE 1-Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale - source
 BUZZ-Staples Inc: Explores sale, shares soar
 BUZZ-Staples options fly on report co exploring sale
 
 ** Delta Air Lines Inc: down 1.6 pct at $45.57
 UPDATE 1-Delta Air cuts forecast for key revenue metric
 
 ** Endeavour Silver Corp: up 6.8 pct at $3.60
 BMO raises to "market perform"
 
 ** TTM Technologies Inc: up 7.9 pct at $16.97
 JPMorgan raises to "overweight" from "neutral"
 
 ** L Brands Inc: down 3.7 pct at $44.09
 Citigroup cuts to "neutral"
 
 ** Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp: up 30.9 pct at $1.09
 BUZZ-Seanergy Maritime Holdings: Soars on vessel buy
 
 ** ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 2.2 pct at $1.82
 BUZZ-ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc: Encouraging drug data lifts stock

 
 ** Conn's Inc: up 26.9 pct at $10.73
 BUZZ-Conn's Inc: Biggest intraday pct gain in 5-1/2 years
 
 ** New Mountain Finance Corp: down 2.7 pct at $14.55
 BUZZ-New Mountain Finance Corp: Slides on stock offering
 
 ** Acuity Brands Inc: down 13.2 pct at $177.21
 BUZZ-Acuity Brands Inc: Bottom of S&P 500 on dim outlook
 
 ** Evoke Pharma Inc: up 3.2 pct at $3.19
 Positive Type A meeting with FDA confirms acceptability of Evoke Pharma's
proposed comparative exposure PK trial for Gimoti NDA
 
 ** Galena Biopharma Inc: up 1.5 pct at $0.60
 BUZZ-Galena Biopharma: Rises on positive safety data on cancer drug

 
 ** Urban Outfitters Inc: down 2.6 pct at $22.59
 BUZZ-Urban Outfitters Inc: Down after Citi cuts to "neutral"
 
 ** Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 65.4 pct at $10.62
 BUZZ-Cyclacel Pharma: Set to erase YTD losses after positive drug data

 
 ** Seadrill Ltd: down 53.9 pct at $0.77
 UPDATE 4-Norway's Seadrill warns of share, bond wipe-out
 BUZZ-Seadrill: restructuring talks extended, shares plunge
 
 ** Benitec Biopharma Ltd: up 52.7 pct at $4.66
 BUZZ-Benitec Biopharma Ltd: Shares surge after encouraging preclinical data

 
 ** RedHill Biopharma Ltd: up 6.1 pct at $10.09
 BUZZ-RedHill Biopharma: Gains after cancer drug gets orphan drug status

 
 ** Sibanye Gold Ltd: up 5.0 pct at $9.69
 ** Gold Fields Ltd: up 0.7 pct at $3.65
 ** Anglogold Ashanti Ltd: up 1.1 pct at $11.50
 PRECIOUS-Dollar, security concerns push gold to one-week high
 
 ** Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd: down 0.6 pct at $32.00
 Teva wins FDA approval for Huntington's drug
 
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 Consumer Discretionary             down 0.14 pct
 Consumer Staples                   down 0.06 pct
 Energy                             down 0.26 pct
 Financial                          down 0.15 pct
 Health                             down 0.13 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.02 pct
 Information Technology             down 0.22 pct
 Materials                          down 0.05 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.02 pct
 Teleservices                       down 0.17 pct
 Utilities                          down 0.15 pct
 
 (Compiled by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Edited by Shounak Dasgupta)
  

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