January 16, 2018 / 5:13 PM / in 7 months

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Netflix, Qualcomm, Ladder Capital, Recon, Energizer, GE, Merck & Co

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The Dow eased slightly after hitting the 26,000 mark for the
first time on Tuesday, as earnings season got off to a strong
start following upbeat results from UnitedHealth and Citigroup.

    At 11:19 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up
0.59 percent at 25,955.38. The S&P 500 was up 0.28
percent at 2,793.94 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.44
percent at 7,292.679.
    
 ANALYSIS-U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global
trade
 BUZZ-DJI: Volcanic rise throws off more heat
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** Merck & Co, up 6.6 pct
 ** Qualcomm Inc, up 3.6 pct
 ** SBA Communications Corp, up 3.3 pct
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** Under Armour, down 5.9 pct
 ** Viacom Inc, down 5.4 pct
 ** CF Industries Holdings Inc , down 5.4 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais, up 28.4 pct
 ** Energizer Holdings Inc, up 15.5 pct
 ** CGG SA, up 14.9 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** Hertz Global Holdings Inc, down 9.9 pct
 ** Four Seasons Education Inc, down 8.2 pct
 ** Bright Scholar Education Ltd, down 8.2 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Recon Technology Ltd, up 155.1 pct
 ** Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc, up 23.1 pct
 ** Natural Health Trends Corp, up 20.9 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc, down 47.5 pct

 ** Aptevo Therapeutics Inc, down 25.9 pct
 ** Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc, down 14.9
pct
 
 
 ** Marathon Patent Group Inc: down 11.0 pct
 ** Riot Blockchain Inc: down 12.4 pct
 ** Xunlei Ltd: down 3.6 pct
 ** Overstock.com Inc: down 3.3 pct
 ** Longfin Corp: down 3.0 pct
 BUZZ-Blockchain-linked stocks down on S.Korea trading curb
worries
 
 ** Merck & Co Inc: up 6.6 pct
Merck's Keytruda succeeds in key lung cancer trial
 BUZZ-Merck climbs, rivals sink as Keytruda combo aces key lung
cancer trial
 
 ** Wynn Resorts Ltd: up 3.0 pct
 ** MGM Resorts International: up 2.3 pct
 BUZZ-Casino operators Wynn, MGM hit new highs as MS favorites
 
 
 ** Ladder Capital Corp: up 6.6 pct
 BUZZ-Related Fund Management offers to buy company
 
 ** Qualcomm Inc: up 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-Qualcomm: Best day since Broadcom offer on lofty 2019
targets
 BUZZ-Nomura upgrades to buy  
 
 ** Netflix Inc: up 1.4 pct
 BUZZ- Hits record high after Raymond James hikes PT

 
 ** Lowe's Companies Inc: up 1.3 pct
 BUZZ-Lowe's hits record high as brokerages raise PT
 
 
 ** Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd: down 4.7 pct
 BUZZ-Down on Mongolian tax assessment
 
 ** Digital Realty Trust Inc: up 2.9 pct
 BUZZ-Baird upgrades to "outperform" on stock's pullback
   
 
 ** SPI Energy Co Ltd: up 72.9 pct
 BUZZ-SPI Energy shares soar on establishing blockchain entry

 
 ** The9 Ltd: up 34.0 pct
 BUZZ- Surges on blockchain-related deal with Gingkoo

 
 ** Recon Technology Ltd: up 155.1 pct
 BUZZ-Jumps after deal to develop blockchain-based system

 
 ** Immersion Corp: up 4.9 pct
 BUZZ-Shares jump as Craig-Hallum upgrades ahead of Apple patent
ruling  
 
 ** Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc: down 47.5 pct
 BUZZ-Abandons blood pressure drug after trial failure

 
 ** Vipshop Holdings Inc: up 9.5 pct
 BUZZ-Jumps as Bernstein upgrades to "outperform"  
 
 ** Spark Therapeutics Inc: down 5.4 pct
 BUZZ-Falls as Wedbush downgrades to "underperform"
 
 ** Blackhawk Network Holdings: up 23.2 pct
 UPDATE 1-U.S. fintech firm Blackhawk to go private in $3.5 bln
deal
 BUZZ-Set for best day in over 4-1/2 years
 
 ** Citigroup Inc: up 0.5 pct
 UPDATE 2-Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 bln tax charge

 
 ** Comerica Inc: up 1.7 pct 
 UPDATE 1-Comerica tops profit estimates as interest income
jumps
 BUZZ-Q4 beats     
 
 ** Energizer Holdings Inc: up 15.5 pct
 ** Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc: up 2.6 pct
 UPDATE 1-Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands unit for $2 bln

 BUZZ-To buy Spectrum Brands' battery and portable lighting unit
     
 
 ** UnitedHealth Group Inc: up 2.5 pct
 UPDATE 1-Insurer UnitedHealth's profit more than doubles on tax
benefit
 BUZZ-UnitedHealth shares rise on quarterly beat
 
 ** General Electric Co: down 2.9 pct
 UPDATE 1-GE to take $6.2 bln charge in its finance
arm
 BUZZ-GE shares down on expected $6.2 bln charge in Q4

    
 ** Gilead Sciences Inc: up 1.5 pct
 BUZZ-Gilead Sciences gains after Wells Fargo ups to
'outperform'
 
 ** Molina Healthcare Inc: up 5.2 pct
 BUZZ-Molina gets momentum on JP Morgan upgrade
 
 ** International Business Machines Corp: up 0.7 pct
 BUZZ-IBM teams with Denmark's Maersk to develop blockchain tech
for global trade
 
 ** Nvidia Corp: up 1.0 pct
 BUZZ-Mizuho raises PT on optimism for data center business

 
 ** Applied Materials Inc: up 2.4 pct
 BUZZ-Susquehanna raises to 'positive'
 
 ** Procter & Gamble Co: up 0.4 pct
 BUZZ-Goldman Sachs raises to 'neutral'
 
 ** ONEOK Inc: up 1.1 pct
  BUZZ-RBC analysts upgrade, raise PT 
 
 ** Chesapeake Energy Corp: down 1.3 pct
 ** Southwestern Energy Co: down 2.7 pct
 ** Sandridge Energy Inc: down 1.7 pct
 ** Denbury Resources Inc: up 2.3 pct
 ** Matador Resources Co: up 0.6 pct
 BUZZ-Mizuho recommends befriending the oil trend; raises oil,
lowers gas deck
 
 ** Ciena Corp: up 3.2 pct
 ** Finisar Corp: down 3.8 pct
 ** Adtran Inc: up 1.5 pct
 BUZZ-Communication tech firms to fare better this year
   
 
 ** JD.com Inc: up 1.6 pct
 BUZZ-China's JD.com gains on $2 bln fundraising plans

 
 ** Goldcorp Inc: up 2.9 pct
 GoldCorp forecasts lower costs for 2018; shares rise

 BUZZ-Up on higher 2017 production, lower 2018 cost
outlook
 
 ** Qualcomm Inc: up 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-Nomura upgrades to buy  
 
 ** Under Armour Inc: down 5.1 pct
 BUZZ-Macquarie slashes earnings view, cuts to 'underperform'

 
 ** Hershey Co: down 0.2 pct
 BUZZ-Goldman cuts to 'sell', cites competition
 
 
 
 
  The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 
 Consumer Discretionary             up 0.32 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 0.32 pct
 Energy                             down 0.39 pct
 Financial                          up 0.21 pct
 Health                             up 0.77 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.07 pct
 Information Technology             up 0.42 pct
 Materials                          down 0.63 pct
 Real Estate                        up 1.27 pct
 Teleservices                       down 0.30 pct
 Utilities                          down 0.61 pct
 
 
 

 (Compiled by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Edited by Maju
Samuel)
  
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