Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Large-Cap Stocks Mostly Lower on Monday, Tech Stocks Gain

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  in New York U.S Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York Thomson Reuters
Russell Knight | 13 March, 2018, 22:15

Stocks in Europe are higher at midday, as investors continue to applaud a solid USA payrolls report.

Retailers including Amazon and Starbucks also made headway.

But the half percent fall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed a near 2 percent gain for New York's main indexes on Friday after data showed sluggish wage growth in February, easing concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates swiftly. By 11:51 a.m. ET, the S&P 500 was down just 0.1 percent at 2,783.96.

Fiber optics stock Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR) is up nearly 25% before the open thanks to news Lumentum Holdings (LITE) will buy the company for $1.8 billion in cash and stock.

US stocks closed mixed on Monday as Wall Street continued to digest the country's February jobs report.

Sam Bradford signs with Cardinals
He spent the better part of two months on injured reserve before being activated as Case Keenum's backup during the postseason. But Cousins is going to, in all likelihood, sign with the Vikings on a three-year deal worth a reported $84 million .

Kim Kardashian's rules for her surrogate
Kardashian admitted her time is spread "really thin" and that she needs to give her children as much time as possible. We're a good balance". "At the end of the day, if someone offered me business or fame, I'd take the business side".

Analyst rating score for ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP) stands at 2.50
The firm operates through four divisions: North American Value, North American Franchise, North American Premium, and worldwide . The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.25% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.35 percent.

Chip stocks could stay hot today, including Micron Technology, Inc. Bank of New York Mellon gave back 1.3 percent and Nvidia, a chipmaker, rose 2.5 percent. The single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.53, and the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.64. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,974.43 for a gain of 19.39 points or 0.19%. The Nasdaq composite gained 25 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,586.

Wall Street had its worst two weeks in two years last month as fears of higher wages, inflation and interest rates triggered a selloff that dragged the main indexes into correction territory.

Johnson Controls was up 1.6 percent after saying it would consider selling a business that makes batteries for vehicles.

Oclaro (OCLR.O) jumped 27.5 percent after laser and optical fibre specialist Lumentum Holdings (LITE.O) said it would buy the optical components producer for $1.7 billion. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.02 percent, while French CAC 40 Index rose 0.29 percent. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 10,167.05 for a gain of 16.83 points or 0.17%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 15.78 for a gain of 1.14 points or 7.79%.

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