January 5, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday but by mid-morning sellers had taken over and the DJIA and S&P 500 traded in the red. Financials and industrials weighed on equities today with the best performing S&P sectors being real estate and consumer staples. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $53.76 a barrel, up about 0.9% on the day. February gold added 1.4% on the day to settle at $1,181.30. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded down 0.23% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.10%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.23%.
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was The Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV) which traded down 1.74% at $118.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $101.23 to $123.09. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 1.9 million shares. The insurance giant had no specific news.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down 1.48% at $88.56. The stock’s 52-week range is $71.55 to $95.55. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 10.3 million shares. Thursday’s nventory reports for both crude oil and natural gas were not supportive of energy firms.
Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)
- [By William Romov]
AMSC has beaten analysts’ earnings expectations in eight of the last nine quarters, according to S&P Capital IQ.
Penny Stocks to Buy for December 2017, No. 3: Cogentix Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: CGNT)
Based in Minnesota, Cogentix Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: CGNT) makes fiber optic and video endoscopy products for medical use. Endoscopy products allow medical professionals to look inside the body. The company’s stock currently trades at $3.07.
Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Infinera Corporation(INFN)
- [By Brian Feroldi]
Investing in the tech sector can be tricky. Competition tends to be fierce, which makes it difficult to stay one step ahead. Two companies that have a strong history of maintaining their edge are Skyworks Solutions(NASDAQ:SWKS)and Infinera(NASDAQ:INFN). Both of these businesses have been taking market share in their industries for years, which is impressive. But which of these two tech companies is the better investment today? Let’s review the bull thesis for each company so we can make an informed decision.
- [By Tracey Ryniec]
Infinera isn’t in a glamorous part of the technology business, as it provides fiber optic connection gear, but as companies like Amazon and Facebook need and use ever more data, it’s Infinera which paves the way. Earnings are expected to grow 31% in 2016.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $11.92 after the company reported stronger-than-expected Q4 results.
Equities Trading DOWN
- [By Billy Duberstein]
What a year 2016 was for Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) shareholders. The stock plunged over 50% last year, as its multiyear run of accelerating 20%-30% growth rates ground to a halt. The story changed from that of a high-growth technology company riding the secular trend of exploding data and bandwidth needs to one of stagnating revenues, profits turning to losses, increased competition, and end customers pausing investments in optical networks.
Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Telecommunications services shares gained around 0.98 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: TEF), and Allot Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: ALLT).
Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.(ARE)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
Take Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), for example. The company deals heavily in tech real estate in New York and San Francisco among other places.