July 17, 2015 / 4:18 PM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Google, Facebook, Rapid7, Ooma, Oil stocks

(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) The Nasdaq composite hit a record high on Friday on strong results from Google, while the Dow and the S&P 500 fell, dragged down by Boeing and energy stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.41 percent at 18,045.19, the S&P 500 was down 0.12 percent at 2,121.77 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.55 percent at 5,191.537.

** GOOGLE INC, $693.91, +15.31 pct

** GOOGLE INC, $663.28, +14.39 pct

** FACEBOOK INC, $94.75, +4.29 pct

Google shares surged above $700 to a record high after its profit beat forecasts for the first time in six quarters, boosted by strong ad revenue and its new CFO said spending would be disciplined.

The strong report rubbed off on Facebook, which hit a record high on expectations it would mirror Google’s ad growth.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Google’s new CFO recalibrates investment algorithm

** BOEING CO, $146.21, -1.54 pct

The U.S. aircraft maker said it will take a $536 million after-tax charge in its second-quarter results to deal with deficiencies in the fuel system on the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker it is developing for the U.S. Air Force.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, $82.33, -0.70 pct

** CHEVRON CORP, $93.07, -1.49 pct

** CONOCOPHILLIPS, $57, -1.64 pct

** APACHE CORP, $51.44, -2.34 pct

** ENSCO, $19.37, -4.68 pct

** SCHLUMBERGER LTD, $83.99, +0.12 pct

Fears of growing oversupply led to a sharp drop in crude prices, which pushed the S&P 500 energy index down 1.37 percent to its lowest level since January 2013. Exxon and Chevron were the biggest drag on the sector and also weighed on the broader market.

Schlumberger bucked the trend after the world’s No.1 oilfield services provider reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit as its cost-cutting efforts helped soften the impact of reduced global drilling activity.

ConocoPhillips said it would reduce spending on deepwater drilling due to low crude prices and terminated a three-year contract for an Ensco drill ship. Ensco said ConocoPhillips is obligated to pay it termination fees monthly for two years.

** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, $27.211, +0.63 pct

The U.S. conglomerate raised its 2015 outlook for its industrial manufacturing businesses on Friday as it reported a 5 percent increase in its quarterly industrial profits, helped by stronger performance in its power division offsetting weak oil segment results.

** HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC, $105.61, +1.97 pct

The U.S. manufacturer of aerospace parts and climate control systems reported a better-than-expected increase in quarterly profit as the maker of aircraft parts and climate control systems reined in costs amid declining sales.

** OOMA INC, $11.07, -14.85 pct

Shares of the internet-based telecom service provider fell as much as 15 percent to $11.03 in their debut. The stock opened at $12.10, below its IPO price of $13, well below $16-$18 filed range.

** RAPID7 INC, $25.34, +58.38 pct

The company’s shares soared as much as 72 percent to $27.45 in their market debut, valuing the cyber security company at $1.05 billion. The company raised about $104 million selling all 6.5 million shares on offer at $16, above the projected price range of $13-$15.

** MCBC HOLDINGS INC, $15.97, +6.47 pct

Shares of the maker of MasterCraft sport boats rose more than 6 percent in their market debut on Friday. The company sold all the 6.1 million shares in its IPO at $15 each.

** SOLARWINDS INC, $36.22, -23.02 pct

The network management software maker forecast current-quarter and full-year revenue below analysts’ average estimates.

** HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC, $19.35, +13.89 pct

The car rental company said it filed restated financials for 2011, 2012 and 2013. It also boost its 2015 cost savings target by $300 million and reaffirmed a $1 billion share buyback plan. It expects the spin-off of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp to be completed in the second quarter.

** INTERCLOUD SYSTEMS INC, $2.4132, +17.15 pct

The telecom network service provider said it has received contracts valued at $2.3 million from existing and new clients and that the work on is expected to be completed between the third and fourth quarters.

** TROVAGENE INC, $9.06, -10.56 pct

The cancer monitoring device maker said an offering of 4 million shares was priced at $8.75 per share, a 13.6 percent discount to its last close.


The healthcare information technology provider said on Thursday it expects to report bigger-than-expected adjusted profit and revenue, helped by strong growth in bookings.

** BEST BUY CO INC, $32.75, -6.16 pct

BofA Merrill cut its rating on the consumer electronics retailer’s stock to “underperform” from “buy” as it expects the retailer to post negative comparable store sales in the second half of the year and that continued reinvestment was offsetting strong cost cutting efforts.

** REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD, $16.29, -10.45 pct

The Israeli biopharmaceutical company said its offering 2.5 million American Depository Shares, each representing ten of its ordinary shares, was priced at $16.25 per ADS.

** CLOUD PEAK ENERGY INC, $3.795, -4.41 pct

The coal miner hit a record low after reporting that its shipments fell in the second quarter and lowering its full-year shipment forecast.

** NATIONAL-OILWELL VARCO INC, $42.98, -1.17 pct

UBS downgraded the oilfield equipment maker’s stock to “sell”, according to theflyonothewall.com.


The Canadian drugmaker said it would buy Egypt’s largest drugmaker, Amoun Pharmaceutical, for about $800 million.

** EZCORP INC, $6.53, -3.12 pct

The pawn and payday lender said it will restate financial statements for 2014 and first quarter 2015.

** BARRICK GOLD CORP, $8.74, -5.41 pct

** GOLDCORP INC, $14.94, -4.66 pct

** IAMGOLD CORP, $1.54, -9.41 pct

** PRIMERO MINING CORP, $3.08, -7.23 pct

Gold languished near its lowest level in eight months and is set to extend its losing run to a fourth week, pressured by a firmer dollar as expectations grow that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.

** NEPHROGENEX INC, $4.71, -17.37 pct

The drugmaker raised $7.5 million through an offering of 1.5 million shares and warrants to purchase up to 1.5 million shares at a combined price of $5 per share and accompanying warrant. The warrants are exercisable immediately at $6.25 per share and will expire five years from the date of issuance. (Compiled by Anannya Pramanick in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza)

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