Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Falls Over 250 Points; Enphase Energy Shares Spike Higher

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Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 1 percent to 25,265.81 while the NASDAQ declined 0.57 percent to 7,200.05. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.82 percent to 2,739.50.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Monday, the basic materials shares gained by 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN ), up 10 percent, and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX ), up 5 percent.

In trading on Monday, healthcare shares tumbled 1.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT ), down 25 percent, and Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY ) down 8 percent.

Top Headline

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY ) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

The company said it earned 68 cents per share in the fourth quarter on revenue of $5.45 billion, while Wall Street analysts were expecting the company to earn 67 cents per share on revenue of $5.35 billion.

Bristol-Myers Squibb expects FY 2018 adjusted earnings of $3.15 to $3.30 per share, versus analysts’ estimates of $3.23 per share. The company also disclosed that its Phase 3 CheckMate -227 study met its co-primary endpoint of progression-free survival with Opdivo and Yervoy.

Equities Trading UP

TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS ) shares shot up 51 percent to $0.310 following FY17 results announced late Friday. The company posted net loss of $13.4 million on sales of $39.363 million.

Shares of Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH ) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $2.34 after the company announced a $20 million private placement.

Second Sight Medical Products Inc (NASDAQ: EYES ) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $2.45. Second Sight disclosed that it implanted 30 Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems in the fourth quarter.

Equities Trading DOWN

Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EYEG ) shares dropped 42 percent to $0.598 after the company announced that EGP-473 did not meet co-primary endpoints.

Shares of SSLJ.Com Ltd (NASDAQ: SSLJ ) were down 28 percent to $3.60. SSLJ.com reported commencement of trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “SSLJ.” SSLJ.Com priced IPO at $5 per share.

Cenveo, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVO ) was down, falling around 22 percent to $0.369 after dropping Friday upon announcement of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.


In commodity news, oil traded down 0.81 percent to $64.92 while gold traded up 0.19 percent to $1,339.80.

Silver traded up 0.39 percent Monday to $16.775, while copper rose 1.33 percent to $3.23.


European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 declined 1.56 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 1.44 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index dipped 1.64 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX dropped 0.76 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 1.48 percent while U.K. shares fell 1.46 percent.


U.S. Markit services PMI dropped to 53.30 for January, versus a prior reading of 53.7. Economists were expecting a reading of 53.50.

The ISM non-manufacturing index rose to 59.90 in January, versus previous reading of 56. Economists projected a reading of 56.50.

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