August 30, 2016: Markets opened slightly higher Tuesday but equities dipped below the break-even line early and stayed there the rest of the day. The only sector trading higher late in the day was financials, with the telecom and consumer discretionary sectors leading the losers. Investors and traders likely have their eyes set on Friday’s report on non-farm payrolls. WTI crude oil for October delivery settled at $46.35 a barrel, down 1.3% for the day. December gold closed down 0.8% on the day to settle at $1,316.50. Equities were headed for a lower close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded down by 0.36% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.31%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.35%.
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded down 1.62% at $130.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.10 to $150.59. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company said it is not going to raise prices for its commercial jets in 2016.
Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).
Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.(RAVE)
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Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston
- [By Rick Rouse]
Rouse is sticking with his Best Stocks entry for this year’s competition. His selection is Rave Restaurant Group (RAVE), which owns Pie Five Pizza, a fast-casual pizza joint that Rouse thinks is changing the industry with its unique ovens.
Says Rouse: “The company is on track to open 500 Pie Five locations over the next few years, and we are still in the early innings of this ballgame.”
- [By Lisa Levin]
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.
Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Apogee Enterprises strongly outperforming potential performancebenchmarks like theMaterials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLB) and iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: IYM) albeit that performance has fallen off: