On Friday, government regulators dampened the dreams of bitcoin enthusiasts, speculators and entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss when it declined to approve the twins’ proposal for a bitcoin investment vehicle that would be easily accessible to millions of Americans through common accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s.
The news initially prompted a selloff in bitcoin, with the price falling 18% from nearly $1,300 to $1,060, but it has since rebounded slightly to above $1,100. With some speculative purchases in the hours leading up to the decision, the price is only down 7% for the last 24 hours. The total value of all outstanding bitcoins dropped from $20.5 billion to $18 billion.
In its statement, the SEC stated, “the Commission is disapproving this proposed rule change because it does not find the proposal to be consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act, which requires, among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices and to protect investors and the public interest.”
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.
Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
UPDATE: I stand corrected. There does appear to be a reason for First Solar’s market-leading move today. Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson attributes the rise to the $10 million investment in Enphase Energy (ENPH), which makes “microinverter systems for the solar photovoltaic industry,” by investors T.J. Rodgers and John Doerr.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: New Residential Investment Corp.(NRZ)
- [By Sean Williams]
Today’s lawsuit has spilled over to the company’s peers as well. New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ), which invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), wound up falling as much as 13% during the day’s trading session. Ocwen is one of the three companies mentioned as being one of the primary servicers in New Residential Investment’s MSRs, according to its 10-K. If mortgage owners or bondholders terminate Ocwen as the servicer, the excess MSRs tied to Ocwen could lose some or all of their value.Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.(NASDAQ: ASPS)fell 42%.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE: OCN) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $3.25. New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ) revealed it owned some servicing rights to the troubled Ocwen Financial. During today's conference call, New Residential’s executive suggested the company will pay $425 million for Mortgage Servicing Rights to Ocwen.
- [By Chris Dier-Scalise]
Thge Vetr crowd upgraded its rating for New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ) on Friday from the company's previous standing at 3 stars (Hold), issued 10 days ago, to 4 stars (Buy). Crowd sentiment at the time of the upgrade was mostly positive, with 80 percent of Vetr user ratings bullish.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Cerus Corporation(CERS)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS) dropped about 27% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing at $3.00 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.64. Volume was about 5 times the daily average of around 1.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS), and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM).