August 23, 2018 / 4:02 PM / a month ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-AMD, Alibaba, L Brands, Synopsys, Williams-Sonoma

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U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, hurt by declines in commodity-related sectors and
trade-sensitive companies as new trade tariffs came into effect in the
U.S.-China trade war, although gains in technology shares helped limit
losses.

 At 11:47 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.40 percent at
25,629.38. The S&P 500 was down 0.18 percent at 2,856.53 and the Nasdaq
Composite was down 0.19 percent at 7,874.371.
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** Synopsys Inc , up 6.4 pct
 ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc, up 3.3 pct
 ** Nielsen Holdings Plc , up 2.9 pct
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** L Brands Inc, down 11.2 pct
 ** Hormel Foods Corp, down 3.4 pct
 ** Hanesbrands Inc, down 2.9 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** Williams-Sonoma Inc, up 13.1 pct
 ** DHI Group Inc, up 12.5 pct
 ** Cango Inc, up 9.8 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** The Cato Corp, down 19 pct
 ** UBS Etracs Proshares, down 11.5 pct
 ** L Brands Inc, down 11.2 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Obalon Therapeutics Inc, up 44.6 pct
 ** Lexinfintech Holdings Ltd, up 24.4 pct
 ** Atlanticus Holdings Corp, up 22.3 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc, down 10.2 pct
 ** Koss Corp, down 9.7 pct
 ** Stein Mart Inc, down 9 pct
 
 
 ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: up 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-AMD, S&P's top percentage gainer in 2018, advances for 5th straight day

 
 ** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: down 1.6 pct
 UPDATE 2-Alibaba revenue beats, but investments prolong margin squeeze

 
 ** L Brands Inc: down 11.2 pct
 BUZZ-Slips after results; analysts see rough ride ahead
 
 ** Synopsys Inc: up 6.4 pct
 BUZZ-Rises after results top estimates
 
 ** Williams-Sonoma Inc: up 13.1 pct
 BUZZ-Street cheers margin upside after Q2 sales beat
 
 ** Target Corp: up 1.1 pct
 BUZZ-Street View: Target's long-term initiatives are taking hold
 
 ** Hormel Foods Corp: down 3.4 pct
 ** Sanderson Farms Inc: down 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-Packaged meat cos: Drop on weak Q3 sales from Hormel, Sanderson

 
 ** Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc: down 4.3 pct
 ** ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 1.2 pct
 BUZZ-Cantor's top biotech picks
 
 ** Exact Sciences Corp: up 6.2 pct
 BUZZ-Touches record high after "game-changer" deal 
 
 ** Gold Fields Ltd: down 2.2 pct
 ** Harmony Gold Mining Co: down 5.8 pct
 BUZZ-Gold miners down on new tariffs, stronger dollar
 
 ** Huazhu Group Ltd: down 1.4 pct
 BRIEF-Reports quarterly earnings per share of rmb 1.14
 
 ** Finisar Corp: up 6.0 pct
 ** Acacia Communications Inc: up 7.7 pct
 BUZZ-Piper Jaffray upgrades Acacia, Finisar to 'overweight' [nL3N1VE45C
 
 ** LexinFintech Holdings Ltd: up 24.4 pct
 BUZZ-Jumps on strong quarterly report
 
 ** Lantronix Inc: up 11.6 pct
 BRIEF-Reports quarterly revenue growth of 9 pct
 
 ** Stein Mart Inc: down 9.0 pct
 BRIEF-Reports quarterly loss per share of $0.02
 
 ** The Children's Place Inc: down 3.8 pct
 BUZZ-Delivers beat-and-raise quarter on strong comp sales
 
 ** Raven Industries Inc: up 9.4 pct
 BUZZ-Hits record high on robust Q2 report
 
 ** La-Z-Boy Inc: down 8.5 pct
 BUZZ-Leans back from rally, stock down after Keybanc downgrade
 
 ** Leju Holdings Ltd: up 26.6 pct
 BUZZ-Set for its best day ever on quarterly beat
 
 ** Mountain Province Diamonds Inc: down 2.3 pct
 BUZZ-Gains after BMO upgrades to "buy"
 
 ** Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Inc: down 3.9 pct
 BUZZ-Up on data service deal for lead drug's trial
 
 ** CHF Solutions Inc: up 4.3 pct
 BRIEF-Company received registration from FDA Thailand to allow sale of Aquadex
Flex Flow in thailand
 
 ** Stage Stores Inc: down 9.6 pct
 BUZZ-Drops on disappointing outlook 
 
 ** PAVmed Inc: down 15.9 pct
 BUZZ-Falls after carpel tunnel device fails to get marketing approval

 
 ** American Renal Associates Holdings Inc: up 9.0 pct
 BUZZ-Rises after Leerink upgrades to 'outperform'
 
 ** DHI Group Inc: up 12.5 pct
 BUZZ-Jumps on TCS Capital's buyout offer
 
 ** Charles River Laboratories International Inc: up 1.8 pct
 BUZZ-Gains after Raymond James upgrades to 'outperform'
 
 ** e.l.f. Beauty Inc: up 2.9 pct
 BUZZ-Rises after hedge fund ups stake in co
 
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 Consumer Discretionary             down 0.10 pct
 Consumer Staples                   down 0.05 pct
 Energy                             down 0.66 pct
 Financial                          down 0.46 pct
 Health                             down 0.19 pct
 Industrial                         down 0.41 pct
 Information Technology             up 0.22 pct
 Materials                          down 0.85 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.11 pct
 Teleservices                       up 0.07 pct
 Utilities                          up 0.34 pct
 
 (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru)
  
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