November 1, 2018 / 2:08 PM / a year ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-DowDuPont, New York Times, Fitbit

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U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, leaving behind a brutal October, as a
slew of positive earnings reports helped boost risk sentiment.
    At 9:52 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.33 percent at
25,199.43. The S&P 500 was up 0.26 percent at 2,718.83 and the Nasdaq
Composite was up 0.17 percent at 7,318.365.
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** Newfield Exploration Co, up 13.2 pct
 ** DowDuPont Inc, up 6.5 pct
 ** Church & Dwight Co Inc, up 6.3 pct
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** IDEXX Laboratories Inc, down 8.5 pct
 ** Hanesbrands Inc, down 7.6 pct
 ** PerkinElmer Inc, down 7.6 pct
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** Fitbit Inc, up 24.9 pct
 ** Resolute Forest Products Inc, up 21.7 pct
 ** HighPoint Resources Corp, up 16.4 pct
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** Jones Energy Inc, down 21.6 pct
 ** ION Geophysical Corp, down 20 pct
 ** Wayfair Inc, down 16.6 pct
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Globus Maritime Ltd, up 21.1 pct
 ** Stratasys Ltd, up 20.7 pct
 ** Fox Factory Holding Corp, up 20.1 pct
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Veeco Instruments Inc, down 19.6 pct
 ** FreightCar America Inc, down 19.4 pct
 ** YRC Worldwide Inc, down 17.2 pct
 ** DowDuPont Inc: up 6.5 pct
 BUZZ-DowDuPont: Shares up on Q3 profit beat, $3 bln new share buyback plan

 ** Fitbit Inc: up 24.9 pct
 BUZZ-Fitbit: Jumps on surprise Q3 profit
 ** Stratasys Ltd: up 20.7 pct
 BUZZ-3D printer maker Stratasys gains on Q3 beat and raise
 ** New York Times Co: up 7.0 pct
 BUZZ-New York Times: Eyes 12-1/2 yr high on strong Q3 report
 ** Sturm Ruger & Company Inc: down 6.5 pct
 BUZZ-Sturm Ruger: Tumbles after disappointing results
 ** Williams Companies Inc: up 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-Williams Companies: Rises on strong Q3 results
 ** Generac Holdings Inc: up 1.0 pct
 BUZZ-Generator maker Generac lights up on strong results, raised forecast

 ** Floor & Decor Holdings Inc: up 9.6 pct
 BUZZ-Floor & Decor Holdings: Jumps on better-than-expected Q3 results

 ** Newfield Exploration: up 13.2 pct
 BUZZ-Newfield Exploration: Set for best day ever on $5.5 bln buyout deal

 ** Sibanye Gold Ltd: down 6.7 pct
 BUZZ-Sibanye Gold: Drops on profit slump due to fatal accidents
 ** Spotify Technology SA: down 8.9 pct
 BUZZ-Spotify: Drops after revenue, margins fail to impress
 ** New Residential Investment Corp: down 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-New Residential Investment: Drops on $433 mln stock deal
 ** Gardner Denver Holdings Inc: down 3.9 pct
 BUZZ-Gardner Denver: Slips as KKR cuts stake in industrial equipment maker

 ** Roku Inc: down 0.6 pct
 BUZZ-Roku: Rises on Wedbush upgrade to "outperform"
 ** Chembio Diagnostics Inc: down 10.9 pct
 BUZZ-Chembio Diagnostics: Falls on $16 mln stock offering
 ** Ballard Power Systems Inc: down 16.9 pct
 BUZZ-Ballard Power Systems: U.S.-listed stock drops on wider-than-expected Q3
 ** Tempur Sealy International Inc: down 4.3 pct
 BUZZ-Tempur Sealy: Shares slide on Q3 miss, FY forecast cut
 ** Halcon Resources Corp: up 11.1 pct
 BUZZ-Halcon Resources: Jumps on $325 mln deal to sell water infrastructure
 ** NXP Semiconductors NV: up 8.6 pct
 BUZZ-NXP Semiconductors: Gains on third quarter profit beat
 ** Wayfair Inc: down 16.6 pct
 BUZZ-Wayfair Inc: Drops on bigger-than-expected Q3 loss
 ** Chesapeake Energy Corp: up 2.8 pct
 BUZZ-Chesapeake Energy: Raymond James double upgrades on 'attractive' WildHorse
 ** Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd: up 8.4 pct
 BUZZ-Teva Pharma: Gains on Q3 profit beat and increased outlook
 ** HanesBrands Inc: down 7.6 pct
 BUZZ-HanesBrands: Slides as Sears bankruptcy hits earnings forecast

 ** Denali Therapeutics Inc: up 7.5 pct
 BUZZ- Denali Therapeutics: Jumps on ~$1 bln drug development deal with Sanofi

 ** Veeco Instruments Inc: down 19.6 pct
 BUZZ-Veeco Instruments: Slumps on cyber attack, weak qtrly revenue
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 Communication Services             down 0.17 pct
 Consumer Discretionary             up 0.37 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 0.46 pct
 Energy                             up 0.48 pct
 Financial                          up 0.22 pct
 Health                             up 0.48 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.43 pct
 Information Technology             down 0.12 pct
 Materials                          up 1.83 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.57 pct
 Utilities                          down 0.18 pct
 (Compiled by Mary Ann Alapatt in Bengaluru)
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