December 19, 2018 / 5:25 PM / 5 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-FedEx, GE, General Mills, Winnebago

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U.S. stocks climbed 0.7 percent on Wednesday, boosted by the
technology sector, while banks rose ahead of a much anticipated
Federal Reserve announcement that investors hope will point to a
more moderate pace of interest rate hikes next year, which could
spark a year-end rally.
    At 11:58 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
was up 0.99 percent at 23,909.68. The S&P 500 was up 0.96
percent at 2,570.67 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.96
percent at 6,848.73.
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** General Electric Co, up 7.4 pct
 ** Diamondback Energy Inc, up 6.9 pct
 ** General Mills Inc, up 6.2 pct
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** FedEx Corp, down 9.5 pct
 ** Allergan Plc, down 6.6 pct
 ** Macerich Co, down 3.1 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** ABM Industries Inc, up 17.3 pct
 ** Winnebago Industries Inc, up 16.3 pct
 ** Civitas Solutions Inc, up 12.3 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** FTS International Inc, down 13.9 pct
 ** Alpha Architect Intl Quantitative Momentum ETF,
down 13.8 pct
 ** Citigroup Global Markets Holdings, down 13.8 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Marin Software Inc, up 25.8 pct
 ** Limbach Holdings Inc, up 19.5 pct
 ** Adial Pharmaceuticals Inc, up 17.5 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Datasea Inc, down 75.6 pct
 ** Surface Oncology Inc, down 32.7 pct
 ** Cryoport Inc, down 22 pct
 
 ** FedEx Corp: down 9.5 pct
 ** United Parcel Service Inc: down 0.6 pct
 BUZZ-U.S. package delivery firms fall after FedEx flags slowing
global trade
 BUZZ-Street View: FedEx's outlook cut much bigger than expected

 BUZZ-FedEx: Worst day in 10 yrs on warning, but transports
unfazed
 
 ** General Electric Co: up 7.4 pct
 BUZZ-GE: First 3-day rally in 2 months on rating upgrade,
health IPO move
 
 ** General Mills Inc: up 6.2 pct
 BUZZ-Rises as quarterly profit beats estimates
 
 ** Eli Lilly and Co: up 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-Gains on upbeat FY19 forecasts
 
 ** Winnebago Industries Inc: up 16.3 pct
 BUZZ-Shares jump on Q1 beat
 
 ** Gilead Sciences Inc: up 1.7 pct
 BUZZ-Gains on co-development pact with Scholar Rock

 
 ** CoreCivic Inc: down 3.7 pct
 ** Geo Group Inc: down 1.9 pct
 BUZZ-Prison stocks drop after new law to reduce sentences for
some inmates
 
 ** Home Capital Group Inc: down 11.4 pct
 BUZZ-Slumps after Buffett's stake to dip to less than 10 pct

 
 ** Parex Resources Inc: up 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-Rises on termination of strategic review process

 
 ** Altus Midstream Co: down 2.2 pct
 BUZZ-Falls on closure of Gulf Coast Express pipeline option

 
 ** American Express Co: down 0.7 pct
 BUZZ-Falls on BoFA's downgrade
 
 ** Rent-A-Center Inc: up 12.0 pct
 BUZZ-Rises as Vintage Capital urges co to return to work on
merger
 
 ** Hershey Co: up 3.5 pct
 BUZZ-BofA-ML double upgrades to "buy", hikes PT by 30 pct

 
 ** Allergan Plc: down 6.6 pct
 BUZZ-Falls after co suspends breast implant sales in Europe

 
 ** Facebook Inc: down 2.3 pct
 BUZZ-Dips on latest concern over data sharing
 
 ** Jabil Inc: up 7.5 pct
 BUZZ-Up after results beat and upbeat forecast
 
 ** Analog Devices Inc: down 1.9 pct
 BUZZ-MS downgrades, citing risks to semis in 2019
 
 ** Micron Technology Inc: down 2.8 pct
 BUZZ-Street View: Micron Technology earnings signal tough road
ahead
 
 ** Netflix Inc: up 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-Credit Suisse, contrary to Street, sees 2019 subscriber
growth
 
 ** McDonald's Corp: up 1.5 pct
 ** Wendy's Co: up 0.2 pct
 ** Dunkin' Brands Group Inc: up 1.1 pct
 ** Darden Restaurants Inc: down 0.6 pct
 ** Bloomin' Brands Inc: up 1.9 pct
 ** Texas Roadhouse Inc: down 0.7 pct
 BUZZ-Barclays prefers quick service restaurants over casual
dining in 2019
 
 ** Lam Research Corp: down 0.1 pct
 ** Nvidia Corp: down 2.2 pct
 ** Xilinx Inc: down 0.8 pct
 ** Ambarella Inc: up 0.3 pct
 ** Amphenol Corp: up 0.6 pct
 ** ON Semiconductor Corp: down 2.3 pct
 ** Cypress Semiconductor Corp: down 0.7 pct
 ** Sensata Technologies Holding Plc: up 1.6 pct
 ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: down 2.5 pct
 BUZZ-Chipmakers in 2019: "Stay cautious, bottom not in sight" -
MS
 
 ** Intel Corp: down 1.1 pct
 ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: down 2.5 pct
 BUZZ-Intel vs. AMD: MS biased towards Intel
 
 ** Bloomin' Brands Inc: up 1.9 pct
 BUZZ-MS upgrades to "equal-weight" on stable brand metrics

 
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 Communication Services             up 1.14 pct
 Consumer Discretionary             up 1.21 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 0.43 pct
 Energy                             up 1.49 pct
 Financial                          up 1.08 pct
 Health                             up 0.89 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.75 pct
 Information Technology             up 1.02 pct
 Materials                          up 1.53 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.13 pct
 Utilities                          up 0.37 pct
 
 (Compiled by Mary Ann Alapatt in Bengaluru)
  
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