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Stock Market Interesting Sell-Off Day

Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017 May 11, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT

By: Harry_Boxer


The stock market had an interesting day today with the indices down in the morning, up midday, and rallying right to within an hour of the close, but could not get through the highs, and then a sharp sell-off ensured. They did hold secondary support, came back very sharply, and finished near the highs for the day.

Net on the day, the Dow was down 32.67 at 20,943.11, about 58 points off the low. The S&P 500 was up 2.71 at 2399.63, a penny from its high. The Nasdaq 100 reached a new closing all-time high, up 3.37 at 5681.68.

Advance-declines were 2 to 1 positive on the New York Stock Exchange, and 350 issues positive on the Nasdaq. Up/down volume was almost 3 to 1 positive on New York, total volume of 3.4 billion shares traded. The Nasdaq traded 2 billion shares and had a 4 to 3 positive volume ratio. board was very mixed. There were some gainers, but (PCLN) was a big loser today, down 86.36 to 1824.77, and really hurt the Nasdaq 100 today. Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) was down 3.39 to 928.78, Apple Inc. (AAPL) down 73 cents to 153.26, and, Inc. (AMZN) down 3.87 to 948.95. However, Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) gained 2.82 to 160.28.

Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) popped 59 cents to 183.57, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) advanced 79 cents to 36.57, and Facebook, Inc. (FB) fell 19 cents to 150.29.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) advanced nearly 4.00, up 3.96 to 325.22.

Biotech’s had a mixed session today. bluebird bio, Inc. (BLUE) was up 1.50 to 90.45, Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE) up 2.88 to 74.98, Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) up 1.43 to 18.97, but Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SUPN) was down 1.00 to 31.90.

Other stocks to the upside included Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR), gaining 2.01 to 42.00, Shopify Inc. (SHOP) advancing 3.91 to 93.06.

Checking percent-gain leaderboard, low-priced Medical Transcription Billing Corp. (MTBC) bounced 45 cents, or 23%, to 2.41, on nearly 20 million shares traded, reaching as high as 3.80 earlier in the day.

Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY) closed up 1.41, or 20%, to 8.43, on 17 million shares traded. Crocs, Inc. (CROX) thrust 1.08, or 17%, to 7.28, on 7.3 million shares traded.

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (CALA) bounced 1.95, or 17%, to 13.25, on nearly a million shares traded. Natera, Inc. (NTRA) ran 1.51, or 16%, to 10.67, on a million shares traded.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), on great earnings, exploded 18.35, or 18%, to 121.29, on 54 million shares traded.

Stepping back and reviewing the hourly chart patterns, the indices were down at the opening, back up midday, and sold off sharply in the last hour, but came all the way back to the highs for the day.

It was a good session today, in general.

Good Trading!


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