September 12, 2018 / 4:59 PM / in 2 months

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Nemaura Medical, tobacco stocks, oil stocks, Galapagos

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The Nasdaq fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a drop in Apple and other
companies on fears of further regulation, while a rise in energy stocks and a
report of fresh U.S.-China trade talks helped keep the S&P afloat and boosted
the Dow Industrials.
    
At 11:48 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.44 percent at
26,086.11. The S&P 500 was down 0.02 percent at 2,887.32 and the Nasdaq
Composite was down 0.59 percent at 7,925.787.
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** Discovery Inc A, up 7.3 pct
 ** Altria Group, up 6.9 pct
 ** Discovery Inc C, up 6.5 pct
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** Micron Technology, down 5.5 pct
 ** Twitter Inc, down 4.1 pct
 ** SunTrust Banks Inc, down 3.5 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** Bausch Health Companies, up 14.3 pct
 ** Ecopetrol S.A, up 9.9 pct
 ** Laredo Petroleum, up 8.7 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** Jones Energy, down 9.3 pct
 ** Skechers USA, down 9 pct
 ** PGT Innovations, down 9 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Nemaura Medical Inc, up 48.9 pct
 ** Xbiotech Inc, up 20.2 pct
 ** Galapagos NV, up 17.9 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Funko Inc, down 14.7 pct
 ** Lantronix Inc, down 12.6 pct
 ** Riot Blockchain Inc, down 11.8 pct
 
 
 
 ** Vital Therapies Inc: down 89.7 pct
 BUZZ-Vital Therapies: Sinks after failed trial prompts strategic review

 
 ** Tiffany & Co: up 1.0 pct
 BUZZ-Tiffany: Oppenheimer upgrades on favorable near-term risk/reward

 
 ** Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd: up 13.3 pct
 BUZZ-Foamix Pharma: Jumps as latest trial pushes acne drug closer to approval

 
 ** Micron Technology Inc: down 5.5 pct
 ** Lam Research Corp: down 2.9 pct
 ** Entegris Inc: down 5.1 pct
 ** ASML Holding NV: down 4.3 pct
 ** KLA-Tencor Corp: down 2.4 pct
 ** MKS Instruments Inc: down 3.4 pct
 ** Applied Materials Inc: down 2.4 pct
 BUZZ-Micron: Slips as GS downgrades on weak DRAM, NAND fundamentals

 BUZZ-Goldman Sachs sours on chip gear makers on DRAM, NAND concerns

 
 ** NXP Semiconductors NV: down 3.6 pct
 ** MACOM Technology Solutions Inc: down 11.7 pct
 ** Power Integrations Inc: down 10.2 pct
 ** Maxim Integrated Products Inc: down 5.1 pct
 BUZZ-NXP Semiconductors: Shares down after Stifel cuts to "sell"
 BUZZ-Chips fall: Tariffs, industry peak among semiconductor challenges - Stifel

 
 ** Best Inc: up 1.7 pct
 BUZZ-Best Inc: Macquarie upgrades to 'outperform' on valuation
 
 ** Snap Inc: down 8.5 pct
 BUZZ-Snap: Drops as BTIG downgrades, Jefferies cuts PT
 
 ** EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 2.2 pct
 BUZZ-EyePoint Pharma: Falls on wider-than-expected Q4 loss
 
 ** Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: up 2.7 pct
 BUZZ-Fiat Chrysler: Jumps on report Fiat is seeking >$7 bln for Marelli

 
 ** Nielsen Holdings PLC: up 2.4 pct
 BUZZ-Nielsen: Jumps on expanded strategic review, including sale
 EXCLUSIVE-TV ratings provider Nielsen expands review to include company sale

 
 ** Annaly Capital Management Inc: down 3.0 pct
 BUZZ-Annaly: Lower on 75 mln share offering
 
 ** Devon Energy Corp: up 0.9 pct
 ** Halliburton Co: up 2.1 pct
 ** Chevron Corp: up 1.5 pct
 ** Exxon Mobil Corp: up 0.6 pct
 ** Concho Resources Inc: up 3.8 pct
 ** Cimarex Energy Co: up 2.6 pct
 ** Pioneer Natural Resources Co: up 2.5 pct
 ** Apache Corp: up 2.4 pct
 BUZZ-U.S. oil stocks rise, Brent nears $80/barrel
 BUZZ-Chevron: Top-rated analyst upgrades to "buy"
 
 ** PGT Innovations Inc: down 9.0 pct
 BUZZ-PGT Innovations: Drops on planned stock deal
 
 ** Coca-Cola European Partners PLC: up 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-Coca-Cola European Partners: To open at record high on buyback, forecast
raise
 
 ** Galapagos NV: up 17.9 pct
 ** Gilead Sciences Inc: up 2.1 pct
 BUZZ-Galapagos, Gilead rise after data from rheumatoid arthritis trial

 BUZZ-Street View: Gilead, Galapagos rheumatoid arthritis drug may capture
market share
 
 ** Akari Therapeutics PLC: up 6.3 pct
 BUZZ-Akari Therapeutics: Jumps on new data that expands lead drug's potential

 
 ** Bausch Health Companies Inc: up 14.3 pct
 BUZZ-Bausch Health Companies: Rises on patent settlement with Actavis

 
 ** Redhill Biopharma Ltd: up 1.8 pct
 BUZZ-Redhill Biopharma: Gains on positive meeting with FDA on intestinal drug

 
 ** Laredo Petroleum Inc: up 8.7 pct
 BUZZ-Laredo Petroleum set to gain spot in S&P SmallCap 600, shares rise

 
 ** Stanley Black & Decker Inc: up 1.9 pct
 UPDATE 2-Stanley Black & Decker buys stake in outdoor garden equipment firm for
$234 mln
 
 ** Citigroup Inc: up 2.0 pct
 BUZZ-Citi: Jumps on upbeat Q3 forecast
 
 ** Twitter Inc: down 4.1 pct
 ** Amazon.com Inc: down 0.2 pct
 ** Charter Communications Inc: down 2.0 pct
 ** Alphabet Inc: down 1.6 pct
 ** Apple Inc: down 0.7 pct
 Amazon, Apple, others to testify before U.S. Senate on data privacy Sept 26

 
 ** Transocean Ltd: up 3.8 pct
 BUZZ-Transocean Ltd: Up on higher rig rates
 
 ** Advaxis Inc: down 2.4 pct
 BUZZ-Advaxis: Hits record low after brokerage cuts price target
 
 ** Philip Morris International Inc: up 4.3 pct
 ** Altria Group Inc: up 6.9 pct
 ** British American Tobacco PLC: up 5.9 pct
 BUZZ-Tobacco stocks jump as FDA's e-cig move less harsh than feared

 
 ** Immersion Corp: up 7.4 pct
 BUZZ-Immersion: Up after Craig-Hallum upgrade on scope for early Samsung deal

 
 ** NIO Inc: down 3.2 pct
 BUZZ-NIO Inc: Debuts below IPO price
 UPDATE 1-Chinese electric carmaker NIO slumps in U.S. debut
 
 ** Nemaura Medical Inc: up 48.9 pct
 BUZZ-Nemaura Medical: Surges on positive results from glucose monitor study


        
    
 
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 
 Consumer Discretionary             down 0.06 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 1.25 pct
 Energy                             up 0.85 pct
 Financial                          down 0.62 pct
 Health                             up 0.30 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.51 pct
 Information Technology             down 0.67 pct
 Materials                          up 0.04 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.21 pct
 Teleservices                       up 1.36 pct
 Utilities                          up 0.11 pct
 
 (Compiled by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru)
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