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GoPro, Axovant Sciences Plunge into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 8, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 45 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by less than 3 to 2 and on the Nasdaq, advancers and decliners finished roughly even.

GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) dropped about 33% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $5.04 after closing at $7.52 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.89. Volume was around 55 million, nearly 14 times the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company cut its profit guidance this morning, among other bits of bad news for shareholders.

Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) plunged about 57% to post a new 52-week low of $2.31 Monday after closing at $5.37 on Friday. The 52-week high is $27.98. Volume of about 10.5 million was more than eight times the daily average of around 1.2 million. The company’s Alzheimer disease drug posted mixed, but most unsatisfying results.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) traded down nearly 22% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.00 after closing Friday at $56.37. The 52-week high is $73.48. Volume was about 7.5 million, more than six times the daily average of around 1.2 million shares. The company lowered fourth quarter guidance this morning.

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

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Last week, women’s clothing retailer The Limited announced it was closing down all of its stores. It’s yet another casualty in the war on shopping malls and highlights the further transition of clothing retail to “fast fashion” and online formatting. It has been an ominous year for brick-and-mortar stores, but another one down could be good news for the survivors.

Image source: The Limited.

Traditional retail casualties

L Brands (NYSE:LB), owner of brands likeVictoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, spun off its last stake in The Limited to private equity company Sun Capital in 2010. Once a thriving fixture of the shopping mall experience, the beleaguered company is throwing in the towel and is now in process of closing down its remaining 250 locations.

Sun Capital said it will be taking a loss on the remaining equity has in the business, but said in a statement to shareholders it still made money on the purchase through dividend distributions taken since the first stake was taken in 2007.

canadian stock picks: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Tuesday close with shares falling in after hours/premarket trading. Total revenues increased 14.9% to $280.8 million as comparable store sales increased 1.1%. Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 10.2% to $118.7 million from $107.7 million and Amusement and Other revenues increased 18.6% to $162.1 million from $136.7 million. Food and Beverage represented 42.3% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 57.7% of total revenues in the Q2 2017 versus44.1% and 55.9% of total revenues, respectively, for the same period last year. Net income was $30.4 million versus net income of $21.5 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dave and Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) is unique in that it’s part restaurant, part gaming establishment. On the food side, the chain touts American gastro-pub style cuisine and an extensive bar, but the experience is what really sets Dave and Buster’s apart. Who says arcades are only for kids?

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet as much as staying home and watching movies or television might be impacting Buffalo Wild Wings’ bottom line, it’s clear other factors are also at play, because where the beer-and-wings joint continues to report falling sales, rival Dave & Buster’s Entertainment(NASDAQ:PLAY) is see strong growth.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q3 2017 earnings after the Tuesday close that exceeded Wall Street expectations plus the Company announced a new smaller store format. Total revenues increased 9.3% to $250.0 million. Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 6.3% to $107.7 million and Amusement and Other revenues increased 11.8% to $142.3 million asFood and Beverage represented 43.1% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 56.9% of total revenues. In last years third quarter, Food & Beverage represented 44.3% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 55.7% of total revenues.

canadian stock picks: ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc.(AEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap cable television and telecommunications equipment stock ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc (NASDAQ: AEY):

canadian stock picks: Emerson Radio Corporation(MSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Emerson Radio (MSN) is a marketer of consumer electronic products and various housewares.

    The company has about $1.91 in cash per share, yet sells for less than half that amount. The stock trades at 7.5 times forward earnings. The company is debt free.

canadian stock picks: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The stock market was mostly flat today ahead of a key House vote on the passage of the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which was delayed until Friday after GOP lawmakers failed to gather the necessary support. TheDow Jones Industrial Averagelost just 5 points, or 0.02%, while other broader market indexes saw similar small declines. But several individual stocks saw much more severe drops, including Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT), and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Read on to see what drove these unusual moves.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG)climbed 13.8% in the month of April,according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, ahead of the online real estate specialist’s impending first-quarter 2017 report.

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Five of six potential initial public offerings (IPOs) on last week’s calendar succeeded in entering the public markets with up to five more on the calendar for the coming week. Last week’s capital raise totaled $466 million reflects, not including proceeds from the IPO of a blank-check company.

Yoga studio operator YogaWorks postponed a planned offering of 5 million shares that was slated to raise $65 million at the mid-point of the expected range of $12 to $14 per share.

Calyxt Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT) raised $56 million with an upsized offering of 7 million shares priced at $8, the low end of the expected range. Shares popped nearly 41% on the first day of trading and closed the week up 35.1%.

Blank-check firm Federal Street Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FSACU) raised $400 million, selling 40 million units at $10 per unit.

Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KALA) sold 6 million shares at $15 a share to raise $90 million. Shares got a first-day pop of 23.3% and closed the week up 27.3%.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Roche Holding AG (RHHBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    AbbVie (ABBV) reported positive trial data from its phase 3 study of venetoclax in combination with Roches (OTCQX:RHHBY) Rituxan in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and showed the venetoclax combo extended progression-free survival compared to bendamustine + Rituxan. I recently covered AbbVie and its pipeline and argued that AbbVie has little to replace Humira with in that pipeline.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Medtronic operates both in the therapeutic and diagnostic medical markets throughout the world; the company’s varied product lines face a vast combination of competitors, ranging from large manufacturers with multiple business lines (exemplified by Johnson & Johnson) to smaller manufacturers offering a limited selection of products, like Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD). Other notable competitors include Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT), C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), Baxter (NYSE:BAX), LivaNova (NASDAQ:LIVN), Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY), DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) and Tandem (NASDAQ:TNDM).

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Current biologic top sellers in RA include AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY), and UCB (OTCPK:UCBJF). The table below shows the drugs marketed by these pharmaceutical giants and relevant details:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Source: Biogen’ Q2 2017 Results Presentation

    Tysabri sales were $496, in line with consensus. This dynamic has been helpful to reassure investors that the impact from the recent launch of Roches (OTCQX:RHHBY) Ocrevus has been limited and that the franchise could be still defended over the next 5 years.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    There’s still a lot to love about BMY and Opdivo, as they have the potential to be much larger. Now, notable BMY buyers could be the likes of Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) or Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) – PFE has been looking to up its presence in the oncology market, and is also looking for a major purchase. BMY has a strong oncology pipeline that could work well with PFE or even Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD). GILD has an interest in oncology, and has plenty of cash for a buyout.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Novartis AG (NVS) said Monday that it has received approval from the European Commission for a blood cancer treatment known as Rixathon, a biosimilar version of Roche AG’s (RHHBY) blockbuster Rituxan that generated around $7.5 billion in sales last year. 

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dave and Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) is unique in that it’s part restaurant, part gaming establishment. On the food side, the chain touts American gastro-pub style cuisine and an extensive bar, but the experience is what really sets Dave and Buster’s apart. Who says arcades are only for kids?

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Tuesday close with shares falling in after hours/premarket trading. Total revenues increased 14.9% to $280.8 million as comparable store sales increased 1.1%. Across all stores, Food and Beverage revenues increased 10.2% to $118.7 million from $107.7 million and Amusement and Other revenues increased 18.6% to $162.1 million from $136.7 million. Food and Beverage represented 42.3% of total revenues while Amusements and Other represented 57.7% of total revenues in the Q2 2017 versus44.1% and 55.9% of total revenues, respectively, for the same period last year. Net income was $30.4 million versus net income of $21.5 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    After the market closed yesterday, small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q4 2016 earnings with shares falling by mid single digit percentagesin after hours trading. The Company apparently beat expectations on earnings, but fell short of expectations for comps. Likewise, the stock has already had a very good run meaning expectations were super high.Take a look at the following long term chart which shows Dave & Busters Entertainmentsshare performanceascompared to potential peers such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK):

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet as much as staying home and watching movies or television might be impacting Buffalo Wild Wings’ bottom line, it’s clear other factors are also at play, because where the beer-and-wings joint continues to report falling sales, rival Dave & Buster’s Entertainment(NASDAQ:PLAY) is see strong growth.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and Jack Mohr think Apache’s (APA) management has positioned the company for growth through both innovation and efficiency. Read what they are telling their investment club members with a free subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and the Action Alerts PLUS team say they still believe in their embattled Permian names, Cimarex (XEC) and Apache (APA) , both of which have benefited from a slow rotation in recent weeks. These names can produce and profit here. Schlumberger (SLB) remains best in class and Magellan Midstream Partners just might be the best way to play oil given that the pipelines will be needed to transport the new wave of oil able to be drawn out of the ground from increasingly efficient American producers. Get in on the discussion by getting a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and the AAP team say Apache’s (APA) mixed results are a buying opportunity. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and the AAP team are detailing their outlook for portfolio energy names Apache (APA) and Cimarex (XEC) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap radio broadcasting stock Entercom Communications Corp (NYSE: ETM), a potential peer of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS), Saga Communications (NYSEAMERICAN: SGA) and troubled Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS), is the tenth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 45.06% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) announced plans to acquire Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash.

    Sempra Energy projects the deal to complete in the first half of 2018.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The upgrade comes after Berkshire’s deal with Energy Future Holdings Corp to acquire its Oncor Electric Delivery interest was terminated Monday. Sempra Energy (SRE) agreed to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion, besting Berkshire’s $9 billion offer.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares fell by 0.93 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), down 3 percent, and CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP), down 3 percent.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: EQT GP Holdings, LP(EQGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).

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The rebels of “Rogue One” helped expand Disney’s “Star Wars” empire with a big worldwide opening at the box office this weekend.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” landed a most impressive $155 million opening in North America this weekend.

The opening weekend for “Rogue One” exceeded Disney’s expectations. The studio projected that the film would debut in the range of $120 million to $150 million.

It also brought in $290.5 million globally, making it the top movie around the world. And that number is without the world’s second largest movie market, China. The film opens there on January 6.

The audience demographics for “Rogue One” this weekend were 59% male and 41% female, while 26% were between the age of 26 and 34, according to data shared by the studio.

The U.S. opening is roughly $100 million less than the record-breaking $248 million that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made its opening weekend last year. But with “Rogue One” being Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff, the premiere is a great start to what should be a successful theatrical run into January.

stock market quotes today: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet as much as staying home and watching movies or television might be impacting Buffalo Wild Wings’ bottom line, it’s clear other factors are also at play, because where the beer-and-wings joint continues to report falling sales, rival Dave & Buster’s Entertainment(NASDAQ:PLAY) is see strong growth.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    After the market closed yesterday, small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q4 2016 earnings with shares falling by mid single digit percentagesin after hours trading. The Company apparently beat expectations on earnings, but fell short of expectations for comps. Likewise, the stock has already had a very good run meaning expectations were super high.Take a look at the following long term chart which shows Dave & Busters Entertainmentsshare performanceascompared to potential peers such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK):

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dave and Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) is unique in that it’s part restaurant, part gaming establishment. On the food side, the chain touts American gastro-pub style cuisine and an extensive bar, but the experience is what really sets Dave and Buster’s apart. Who says arcades are only for kids?

stock market quotes today: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Marathon Oil (MRO) surged to the top of the S&P 500 today as oil surged 9.3% after OPEC agreed to cut production and giving energy stocks a boost.

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    Shares of Marathon Oil jumped 21% to $18.06, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,198.81, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) climbed 5.1% to $74.43.

    In a note published on Nov. 21, Morgan Stanley’sEvan Calio and team named Marathon Oil as one of the four stocks they expected to outperform if OPEC actually delivered a production cut:

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

    Good call. Not only did Marathon soar, but Devon Energy jumped 15% to $48.33, Anadarko Petroleum climbed 15% to $69.15, and Continental Resources surged 23% to $58.01.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) which traded down 8.7% at $14.86. The stocks 52-week range is $9.65 to $19.28. Volume was about 108% of the daily average of around 11.32 million shares. The company had no specific news but was continuing to drop from falling crude prices.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he tried to buck this trend by investing in EOG Resources (EOG) and Marathon Oil (MRO) but was wrong on both counts. In the case of EOG, even having the best properties wasn’t enough to ward off the collapse in oil prices. Meanwhile, Marathon’s decision to spin off its refining business left it with no cushion to stem its losses.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian spoke about options trading volume in Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO). Over 10,000 contracts of the April 18 calls were bought on Wednesday and traders paid around $0.30 for them. The trade breaks even at $18.30 or 11.25 percent higher. Pete Najarian has a long position in Marathon Oil and he is planning to hold it for a couple of weeks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.40 after closing Friday at $11.53. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was about 40% lower than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The bulking up strategy did not work well for the company over the years, as it saw its market share dwindle and profitability erode. In 1982, in a diversification bid, the company picked up Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) and renamed itself as USX.

stock market quotes today: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After positive mid-stage trial data suggested earlier this year that it might be able to reshape the treatment of kidney failure in lupus patients, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH)has announced plans for a late-stage study that could eventually allow it to win regulatory OKs in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares shot up 24 percent to $4.60 after the company disclosed that Voclosporin met 48-week remission endpoints.

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    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
    aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) shares rose 12.3 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed 'promising' signals in myopathies with Resolaris in exploratory trials.
    Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
    Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
    Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II

stock market quotes today: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) Fri 7/1 62.0 Puts (Wkly) Sweep: 1426 @ ASK $1.24: 1426 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/27 $61.86 Ref
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: MDRX) Jul16 13.0 Puts Sweep: 500 @ ASK $0.45: 500 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 8/2 $13.07 Ref
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) Jul16 30.0 Puts: 7500 @ ASK $0.26: 7658 traded vs 47k OI: Earnings 7/20 $32.07 Ref
    Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) Dec16 16.0 Puts Sweep: 963 @ ASK $2.75: 974 traded vs 18 OI: Earnings 8/2 $14.45 Ref
    LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) Aug16 115 Puts: 600 @ ASK $4.05: 615 traded vs 386 OI: $132.12 Ref

    Posted-In: Unusual Put OptionsNews Options Markets

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has at least one billion reasons to hope President Trump’s paring back of Dodd-Frank will include the Volcker Rule: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    10:30 a.m. Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index
    11:30 a.m. 6-Month Bill Auction
    11:30 a.m. 3-Month Bill Auction
    1 p.m. 2-Year Note Auction
    1:15 p.m. Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks
    6:30 p.m. FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Piper Jaffray upgraded Best Buy Co (NYSE: BBY) from Neutral to Overweight
    Wells Fargo upgraded Allscripts Healthcare (NASDAQ: MDRX) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Mizuho upgraded Universal Health Service (NYSE: UHS) from Neutral to Buy
    Piper Jaffray downgraded The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) from Overweight to Neutral
    JMP Securities downgraded KB Home (NYSE: KBH) from Market Outperform to Market Perform
    Raymond James downgraded Sierra Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR) from Outperform to Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

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The U.S. stock market suddenly woke up on Friday after nearly two months of sleepy sideways trading. The primary catalyst was the notion that the Fed might actually raise interest rates at their next policy meeting on September 20-21. If this is indeed the reason for the sell-off, it should not have come as a surprise to investors, as the Fed has been consistently stating since late July that a rate hike in September was on the table. Regardless of the reason, the markets have finally stirred from their prolonged slumber as they head into the weekend. What can we reasonably expect next?

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ny stock exchange today: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    That brings us to General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). The 125-year-old American mainstay signed a deal with Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) last fall for the energy utility to use its own predictive analytics software, fittingly dubbed “Predix.”

  • [By Horizon Investments]

    For the past year, Exelon Corp. (EXC) has had a roller coaster ride, with the stock having plummeted 15% since September 2012 – the company had announced a dividend cut of 41%, which led to a drop in the share price. Separately, the recent weak PJM auction prices did not bode well for the company. However, I believe the worst is priced in the stock price, and the company’s management is committed to improving its financial flexibility and cost structure in order to strengthen its financial performance. Also, the company is planning to incur capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the upcoming years, which will result in rate base growth for Exelon.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) to have earned $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion in the latest quarter. Exelon shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $35.38 on Thursday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion.

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion.

ny stock exchange today: VEXIM EUR0.10 (VXMFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    French medical device maker Vexim (OTC:VXMFF) contracted with an unnamed China lab to begin China registration studies for its vertebral fracture repair device, SpineJack庐. Vexim recently was granted patents for the device in China and Japan. SpineJack is an implant designed to repair a fractured vertebra and restore spinal cord balance. The 30 minute procedure is useful in 95% of vertebral fractures, according to Vexim. SpineJack was CE marked for EU use in 2010 and now is indicated for trauma and other vertebral fractures.

ny stock exchange today: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Genie Energy Ltd (NYSE: GNE), down 3 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) down 1 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 2 percent, and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 2 percent.

ny stock exchange today: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYS