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U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, pressured by healthcare shares after proposals in President Donald Trump’s budget signaled higher regulatory costs for the sector and a cut in federal funding for medical research.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.07 percent at 20,935.78, the S&P 500 was down 0.15 percent at 2,381.7 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.04 percent at 5,897.911.
** ORACLE CORP, $46.15, +7.20 pct
The business software maker reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and adjusted revenue as the business software maker benefited from its transition to cloud-based products.
** GOPRO INC, $8.27, +12.52 pct
The wearable device maker on Wednesday estimated its first-quarter revenue at the top end of its previous forecast, and said it would cut about 270 jobs as it tries to reduce expenses in a bid to turn a profit in 2017.
** BIOGEN INC, $277.88, -5.04 pct
Brokerages Morgan Stanley and Leerink downgraded the drugmaker’s stock and price targets.
** CANADA GOOSE HOLDINGS INC, $16.22, +26.92 pct
The maker of C$900 parkas made a strong market debut on Thursday after raising C$340 million ($256 million) in an initial public offering.
** TESLA INC, $264.70, +3.51 pct
The electric carmaker said it expected to raise about $1.15 billion from stock and senior notes offering as it accelerated the launch of its new Model 3 electric sedan.
** PTC THERAPEUTICS INC, $9.46, -13.21 pct
The drug developer said it would buy Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC’s recently-approved Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, Emflaza, and promised to re-examine the hefty U.S. price tag on the treatment.
** DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, $74.63, +2.50 pct
The U.S. discount retailer reported a 13.7 percent increase in quarterly sales as strong demand for home products pushed up sales at its stores.
** INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $6.11, -11.08 pct
Brokerage Piper Jaffray downgraded the vaccine developer’s stock to “neutral” from “overweight”.
** EDITAS MEDICINE INC, $25.59, +3.86 pct
The gene-editing company will sell 4 million shares in a public offering to fund preclinical studies and clinical trials for its drug programs that treat inherited eye disorders.
** GALENA BIOPHARMA INC, $0.64, +9.68 pct
The drug developer is evaluating strategic alternatives, including a sale.
** GUESS INC, $10.75, -12.10 pct
The apparel retailer posted lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue due to weakness in Americas retail segment.
** INTREPID POTASH INC, $1.36, -4.58 pct
The potash producer offered 43.5 million shares for gross raise of nearly $52.3 million to partially repay outstanding senior note debt and for general corporate purposes.
** CATO CORP, $21.75, -5.35 pct
The women’s apparel and accessories retailer reported a 12 percent drop in sales.
** KCG HOLDINGS INC, $18.22, +7.81 pct
** VIRTU FINANCIAL INC, $16.45, -1.79 pct
Virtu has made a bid to buy rival trading firm KCG Holdings to bolster its businesses that have softened under reduced market volatility.
** B&G FOODS INC, $39.05, -7.13 pct
The snack food company said its Chief Financial Officer Thomas Crimmins resigned.
** PATHEON NV, $26.51, -15.55 pct
The drug developer reported quarterly results that missed analysts’ expectations and gave a disappointing outlook for 2017.
** HERITAGE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC, $12.70, -10.18 pct
The property and casualty insurer posted narrower-than-expected fourth-quarter loss, but revenue fell short of estimates.
** JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO LTD, $5.40, +8.00 pct
The Chinese solar company posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue as total shipments rose.
** PROTEON THERAPEUTICS INC, $1.75, +2.94 pct
The developer of therapies for patients with kidney and vascular diseases said it expected to report top-line data in the fourth quarter of 2018 for its patency-2 clinical trial.
** INFINERA CORP, $11.20, +8.21 pct
Brokerage Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock of the provider of optical transport networking systems to “buy” from “neutral”.
** TYSON FOODS INC, $61.34, -2.79 pct
A form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry has infected a second commercial chicken flock in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods, the company and the state’s agriculture department said.
** WYNN RESORTS LTD, $107.92, +3.03 pct
Shares of the casino operator rose over unsubstantiated Twitter chatter of a potential deal.
** 1-800-FLOWERS.COM INC, $10.15, +5.73 pct
The gourmet food and floral gifts provider on Wednesday agreed to sell its Fannie May Confections unit to Ferrero International SA for $115 million.
** TROVAGENE INC, $1.30, -25.71 pct
The molecular diagnostic company announced restructuring program on Wednesday. (Compiled by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru)