January 3, 2018 / 3:40 PM / 10 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-AMD, Harley, MoneyGram, China HGS

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The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 2,700-mark for the first time shortly after
open on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq and the Dow hit records on a strong run in
technology stocks.
 
At 10:13 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.18 percent at
24,868.91. The S&P 500 was up 0.34 percent at 2,704.85 and the Nasdaq
Composite was up 0.53 percent at 7,044.313.
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** Scana Corp, up 22.6 pct
 ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc, up 6.1 pct
 ** Expedia Inc, up 4.9 pct
 
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** Dominion Energy Inc, down 3.8 pct
 ** Harley-Davidson, down 3.7 pct
 ** Transdigm Group, down 2.7 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** Scana Corp, up 22.6 pct
 ** Renren Inc, up 17.4 pct
 ** W&T Offshore, up 12.4 pct
 
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** Community Health Systems Inc, down 8.7 pct
 ** Innovative Industrial Properties Inc, down 7.8 pct
 ** PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund, down 7.5 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** China HGS Real Estate Inc, up 203.7 pct
 ** Comstock Holding Companies Inc, up 52.5 pct
 ** Bio-Key International Inc, up 38.8 pct
 
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Aquabounty Technologies Inc, down 24.6 pct
 ** U.S. Global Investors Inc, down 13.2 pct
 ** Chanticleer Holdings Inc, down 11.8 pct
 
 
 ** MoneyGram International Inc: down 7.7 pct
 BUZZ-MoneyGram: Falls after Ant Financial scraps deal to buy
 BUZZ-MoneyGram: Tumbles as US rejects Ant Financial merger on security concerns

 UPDATE 5-U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national
security concerns
 
 ** IBM: up 3.0 pct
 BUZZ-IBM: Up after RBC upgrades to 'outperform'
 
 ** Scana Corp: up 22.6 pct
 BUZZ-Scana shares soar on Dominion Energy's $14.6 bln offer
 Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 bln deal
 UPDATE 2-Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 bln deal
    
 ** BlackBerry Ltd: up 6.9 pct
 BUZZ-BlackBerry's software to be used in Baidu's self-driving platform

 UPDATE 1-Baidu to use BlackBerry software in self-driving platform
 
 ** Advanced Micro Devices: up 6.2 pct
 BUZZ-Advanced Micro jumps on report of Intel security flaw
    
 ** BJ's Restaurants: up 7.5 pct
 BUZZ-BJ's Restaurants: shares heat up on Stifel upgrade to "buy"
    
 ** Oracle Corp: up 2.9 pct
 BUZZ-Oracle: MS upgrades, says cloud drag creates earnings opportunity

  
 ** Trevena Inc: up 9.5 pct
 BUZZ-Trevena Inc: FDA accepts to review marketing application for pain shot

 
 ** Egalet Corp: up 3.9 pct
 BUZZ-Egalet Corp: Partners with Valeant Pharma's unit to promote nasal spray
 
 
 ** Anthem Inc: up 0.6 pct
 ** Aetna Inc: up 0.2 pct
 ** HCA Healthcare Inc: down 1.6 pct
  ** Universal Health Services Inc: down 1.5 pct
 BUZZ-Piper Jaffray upgrades Anthem, Aetna; downgrades HCA
  
 ** Harley-Davidson: down 3.7 pct
 BUZZ-Harley-Davidson: Falls as Longbow downgrades to'underperform'
 
 ** Energous Corp: up 2.0 pct
 BUZZ-Energous shares climb as Ladenburg Thalmann raises PT
 
 ** China HGS Real Estate: up 203.7 pct
 BUZZ-China HGS Real Estate: Rises after FY profit jumps 26 pct
 
 ** PVH Corp: down 0.2 pct
 ** Ulta Beauty Inc: up 4.2 pct
 ** TJX Cos Inc: down 1.7 pct
 BUZZ-Wells Fargo sees 'somewhat favorable' setup for retail in 2018

 
 ** Sangamo Therapeutics: up 4.8 pct
 BUZZ-Sangamo Therapeutics: Partners with Pfizer to develop ALS drug

 
 ** CRISPR Therapeutics: down 7.2 pct
 BUZZ-CRISPR Therapeutics falls on stock offering
 
 ** Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals: up 1.4 pct
 BUZZ-Tetraphase Pharma: Up on filing marketing application for antibiotic drug

 
 **  Edwards Lifesciences Corp: up 1.6 pct
 **  Medtronic PLC: up 0.8 pct
 **  Hologic Inc: up 1.5 pct
 **  Boston Scientific Corp: down 0.2 pct
 BUZZ-Medtech in 2018: Evercore ISI picks Edwards, Medtronic, Hologic

 
 ** Commercial Metals Inc: up 5.7 pct
 BUZZ-Commercial Metals: Shares rise on Q1 beat
  
 ** VistaGen Therapeutics: up 2.6 pct
 BUZZ-VistaGen Therapeutics: FDA grants fast-track status to antidepressant

 
 ** United Technologies Corp: up 1.3 pct
 ** Honeywell International Inc: down 0.8 pct
 BUZZ-United Technologies Corp: RBC upgrades to "outperform" 
 
 
 The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 
 
 Consumer Discretionary             up 0.40 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 0.06 pct
 Energy                             up 0.53 pct
 Financial                          up 0.25 pct
 Health                             up 0.15 pct
 Industrial                         down 0.01 pct
 Information Technology             up 0.85 pct
 Materials                          up 0.31 pct
 Real Estate                        up 0.07 pct
 Teleservices                       down 1.17 pct
 Utilities                          up 0.01 pct
 
 (Compiled by Akshara P; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
  
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