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Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.35 percent to 18,388.83 while the NASDAQ declined 0.25 percent to 5,209.89. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.36 percent to 2,168.24.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
Wednesday afternoon, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.10 percent..
In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE), down 5 percent, and Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO), down 7 percent.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)
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AMD’s comments come amid growing concerns that a slowdown in cryptocurrency mining activity (following a slump in crypto prices) could lead disillusioned miners to flood the market with used graphics cards. Last week, top chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , which counts AMD, Nvidia (NVDA) and leading crypto mining ASIC developer Bitmain as clients, cautioned that there’s “uncertainty” surrounding second-half crypto demand. AMD believes miners accounted for about 10% of its Q1 sales.
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But to the extent that investors are on edge about weakening demand, it’s worth noting that earnings news flow has been encouraging for some parts of the industry. Here are some takeaways from the March quarter reports delivered so far by the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) , STMicroelectronics (STM) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Lam Research (LRCX) , Teradyne (TER) and SK Hynix (HXSCL) .
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Though it was hardly a secret going into April that iPhone X sales have come under pressure following a strong start, chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor’s (TSM) guidance and earnings call commentary suggests the slump is even more pronounced than many previously believed.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: TSM), one of the most tracked Asia-based chip manufacturers, offered investors a poor guidance outlook that had a ripple effect across the technology sector.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)
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On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN).
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to
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On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about high options activity in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN). Traders were buying the June 19 calls for $1. The trade breaks even at $20 or 2.20 percent above the closing price on Wednesday. Najarian followed the trade and he is going to hold the position for two weeks.
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Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $17.05 after the company posted better-than-expected Q4 earnings. Raymond James upgraded Nuance Communications from Outperform to Strong Buy.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Vermillion, Inc.(VRML)
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Here’s a list of the top 10 penny stocks to watch in March, which includes the biggest gainers last month…
Penny StockCurrent Stock PriceFebruary 2017 ReturnZosano Pharma Corp. (Nasdaq: ZSAN)$2.56+123.3%Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH)$1.25+113.8%Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PPHM)$0.59+101.7%Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT)$1.79+91.9%Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI)$1.58+90.6%CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAY)$3.50+89.8%Vermillion Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML)$2.56+86.3%Naked Brand Group Inc.(Nasdaq:NAKD)$2.16+76%Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: EYEG)$2.63+73.9%Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: BNTC)$2.60+59.9%
The best-performing penny stock – Zosano Pharma Corp. – soared an incredible 123.3% from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. To put those gains into perspective, that’s more than five times the S&P 500’s 23% climb in the last 12 months.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.(SWK)
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Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
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For example, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) has been actively attracting short-sellers in recent months. Sears has been downsizing both its Sears and Kmart locations in an effort to save money, and it’s been parting ways with a couple of its core brands. In January, Sears announced that it was divesting its Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), which will allow Stanley Black & Decker to get the Craftsman brand into far more department stores than just Sears.
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The only disappointment here is the latest moves highlight what might have been possible with the Craftsman tool brand had Sears not ended up selling it to Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK). Although there was some creative thinking involved in the way the deal was structured, giving Sears a percentage of the revenues from Craftsman sales that Stanley generates for the next few years as well as allowing it to also make and sell Craftsman tools for the next decade, it’s a shame Sears had to let the brand go.
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) which traded down about 7% at $144.02. The stocks 52-week range is $133.25 to $176.62. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.