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25 Stocks Moving In Friday's Pre-Market Session

Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 16.9 percent to $4.15 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.11 percent on Wednesday.
Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) rose 15.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) rose 14.5 percent to $2.85 in the pre-market trading session after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares rose 14.3 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.88 percent on Wednesday.
Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) rose 10.2 percent to $25.56 in pre-market trading after climbing 0.65 percent on Wednesday.
LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) rose 9.6 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) rose 7.2 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 6.8 percent to $25.61 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.9 percent to $13.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.
Addus Homecare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) rose 5.5 percent to $35.60 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.69 percent on Wednesday.
TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) rose 5.2 percent to $0.528 in pre-market trading after falling 10.36 percent on Wednesday.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) rose 4.7 percent to $14.11 in pre-market trading. Teva Pharmaceutical is said to layoff 20 percent to 25 percent of Israel workforce, plus few thousand in the US, according to Calcalist.

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Losers
RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 37 percent to $16.85 in pre-market trading following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.
Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) shares fell 14.5 percent to $0.314 in pre-market trading. Rand Logistics shares declined 37.03 percent on Wednesday following deal to be purchased by American Industrial Partners.
Qudian Inc – ADR (NYSE: QD) fell 10.7 percent to $14.42 in pre-market trading after declining 16.19 percent on Wednesday.
Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) fell 8.5 percent to $2.04 in the pre-market trading session. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.
Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 6.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after rising 4.78 percent on Wednesday.
Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) fell 6.5 percent to $46.55 in pre-market trading. Bayer AG (ADR) (OTC: BAYRY) disclosed that its Phase 3 Amikacin Inhale did not meet primary or key secondary endpoints.
Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading. Morgan Stanley lowered its price target on Frontline from $5.50 to $5.00.
Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ABEO) fell 5 percent to $15.35 in pre-market trading.
Tarena International Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: TEDU) shares fell 4.8 percent to $13.04 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Wednesday.
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) fell 4.6 percent to $3.33 in pre-market trading after dropping 15.50 percent on Wednesday.

Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up Over 1%; SandRidge Energy Shares Spike Higher

Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.20 percent to 23,572.59 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.20 percent to 6,881.10. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.20 percent to 2,602.30.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Friday, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market.

In trading on Friday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares fell 0.01 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Griffin Industrial Realty Inc (NASDAQ: GRIF), down 5 percent, and Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) down 5 percent.

 

Equities Trading UP

Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares shot up 100 percent to $4.37 after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.

Shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $18.75 following a report from Dow Jones that Carl Icahn purchased a 13-percent stake in the company. Icahn reportedly opposes the company's deal to purchase Bonanza Creek Energy.

LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares were also up, gaining 64 percent to $4.95 after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.

Equities Trading DOWN

RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares dropped 38 percent to $16.56 following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.

Shares of Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) were down 25 percent to $1.67. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) was down, falling around 16 percent to $0.309. Rand Logistics shares declined 37.03 percent on Wednesday following deal to be purchased by American Industrial Partners.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 1.36 percent to $58.81 while gold traded down 0.38 percent to $1,291.90.

Silver traded down 0.73 percent Friday to $17.09, while copper rose 0.81 percent to $3.1845.

Eurozone

European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 declined 0.12 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.24 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index climbed 0.14 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX climbed 0.42 percent, and the French CAC 40 rose 0.22 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.12 percent.

Economics

The IHS Markit flash manufacturing PMI dropped to 53.8 in November, versus a prior reading of 54.6. The flash services PMI declined to 54.7 compared to 55.3.

Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; RYB Education Shares Drop

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.15 percent to 23,561.74 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.12 percent to 6,875.71. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.15 percent to 2,600.92.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Friday morning, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market.

In trading on Friday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares fell 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN), down 5 percent, and Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) down 5 percent.

 

Equities Trading UP

Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares shot up 85 percent to $4.04 after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.

Shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $18.76 following a report from Dow Jones that Carl Icahn purchased a 13-percent stake in the company. Icahn reportedly opposes the company's deal to purchase Bonanza Creek Energy.

LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares were also up, gaining 91 percent to $5.75 after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.

Equities Trading DOWN

RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares dropped 37 percent to $16.93 following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.

Shares of Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) were down 25 percent to $1.68. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.

Qudian Inc – ADR (NYSE: QD) was down, falling around 17 percent to $13.55 after declining 16.19 percent on Wednesday.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 1.38 percent to $58.82 while gold traded down 0.32 percent to $1,292.70.

Silver traded down 0.59 percent Friday to $17.115, while copper rose 0.93 percent to $3.1885.

Eurozone

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.27 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.32 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index climbed 0.37 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX climbed 0.88 percent, and the French CAC 40 rose 0.58 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.03 percent.

Economics

The IHS Markit flash manufacturing PMI dropped to 53.8 in November, versus a prior reading of 54.6. The flash services PMI declined to 54.7 compared to 55.3.

Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

10 Top Penny Stocks to Watch for December Include This 341% Gainer (November 27, 2017)

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MARA) is among the top penny stocks to watch for December after climbing an astonishing 341% during the short Thanksgiving week.

While that’s a great gain, we’re recommending a different stock to our readers. This stock is positioned for huge returns and is less volatile.

Instead, the company we’ll show you today is on the cusp of turning Silicon Valley on its head by ushering in a new era of truly wire-free charging. Before we reveal the pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

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Marathon Patent Group Inc., an intellectual property licensing and management company, has become a cryptocurrency play. The company announced it would acquire cryptocurrency miner Global Big Venture Inc. on Nov. 2.

Shares of Marathon Patent Group Inc. rallied 341% after the price of Bitcoin surged from $5,857 on Nov. 12 to $9,561 over 15 days.

Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 20-24 Gain (as of Nov. 24)
Marathon Patent Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MARA) $5.95 340.74%
Valeritas Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: VLRX) $5.22 94.78%
U.S. Global Investors Inc. (Nasdaq: GROW) $4.91 91.05%
Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.41 83.09%
Celsion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLSN) $3.26 68.04%
LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.54 67.77%
ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: NDRA) $3.75 63.04%
Acasti Pharm Inc. (Nasdaq: ACST) $1.96 56.68%
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SSC) $3.14 53.17%
Atomera Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOM) $4.41 51.55%

While MARA’s share price gains are impressive, it’s still a risky play. The hype surrounding Bitcoin is spilling into the stock market, with investors looking to make Bitcoin-like returns at a thousandth of the price of Bitcoin. Today’s volume for MARA shares are more than 21.5 times greater than average volume. Meaning shares of MARA are riskier than a traditional stock.

You see, most penny stocks are speculative investments, which can have huge price swings in a short amount of time. In this case, over the last three years, MARA’s share price was as high as $30 in January 2015 and as low as $0.64 in June 2017, before climbing up to $6.51.

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22 Stocks Moving In Friday's Mid-Day Session

LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) shares gained 93.8 percent to $5.83 after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares climbed 81.74 percent to $3.98 after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares surged 25.1 percent to $20.00 after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) gained 25.1 percent to $3.11 after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) climbed 24.8 percent to $3.84 after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) shares gained 24.5 percent to $3.10.
Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) shares jumped 19.4 percent to $0.740 after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
Allied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI) shares rose 13.4 percent to $2.40.
Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) shares jumped 10.3 percent to $8.05.
Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares gained 7.6 percent to $6.26 after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 7.3 percent to $25.73 after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) gained 7.2 percent to $18.76 following a report from Dow Jones that Carl Icahn purchased a 13-percent stake in the company. Icahn reportedly opposes the company's deal to purchase Bonanza Creek Energy.
Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) rose 3 percent to $34.91 following news that a Russian regulator has approved the company’s deal to merge ride-sharing unit with Uber.

Losers
RYB Education Inc – ADR (NYSE: RYB) shares dipped 37.6 percent to $16.68 following reports of Chinese Police investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at Beijing Kindergarten. RYB Education also reported a $50 million buyback plan.
Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) tumbled 25.1 percent to $1.67. Medigus priced its 810,000 American depositary shares offering at $2 per ADS. Medigus reported a Q3 loss of $1.2 million on sales of $117,000.
Qudian Inc – ADR (NYSE: QD) dropped 16.5 percent to $13.49 after declining 16.19 percent on Wednesday.
Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) shares declined 15 percent to $0.312. Rand Logistics shares declined 37.03 percent on Wednesday following deal to be purchased by American Industrial Partners.
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) declined 12.8 percent to $3.04 after dropping 15.50 percent on Wednesday.
Jianpu Technology Inc (NYSE: JT) shares dropped 10.6 percent to $5.14 after falling 12.88 percent on Wednesday.
Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: CLNT) fell 9.9 percent to $ 6.40. Cleantech Solutions shares surged 59.55 percent on Wednesday after the company disclosed that its subsidiary Vantage Ultimate Limited, entered into a conditional share swap deal to buy 51 percent interest in Marvel's issued share capital of Integrated Media Technology.
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR) dipped 9.3 percent to $ 7.16 as some users complained about service outage.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares declined 9 percent to $11.18 after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.