End-of-Day Market Summary for November 15, 2011
This is your Benzinga news summary and traders' summary for Tuesday, November 15, 2011, covering headlines from Tuesday's trading session.
Today at market close, the Dow Jones Index traded up about 17.18 points or 0.14%, the S&P 500 traded 0.48% higher, the Nasdaq Composite Index traded up 1.09%, and the U.S. dollar trades slightly higher near the $78.15 level.
Overseas, European markets ended their trading session lower. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.03%, Germany's DAX decreased by 0.87% and France's CAC 40 slid by 1.92% on the session. Asian stocks ended their session mixed. China's Shanghai Index gained 0.01%, Japan's Nikkei 225 decreased by 0.72%, and the Hang Seng index slid by 0.82%.
On the economic calendar, Producer Price Index MoM came in at -.3% versus an estimate of -0.1%, PPI Food & Energy MoM came in at 0% versus an estimate of 0.1%, and Advance Retail Sales came out at 0.5% versus an estimate of 0.3%. On the commodity front, gold and silver futures traded higher today, with gold trading about 0.05% higher today. Energy futures are mixed as well, with crude oil up over 1.3% near the $99.40 level and gasoline futures are trading lower by about 0.1%. Natural Gas futures are lower by about 1.2% and copper futures are trading over 1.9% higher.
On the earnings front this afternoon, Autodesk Reports Q3 EPS $0.44 vs $0.41 Est; Revenues $548.60M vs $543.30M Est; Dell Reports Q3 EPS $0.54 vs $0.47 Est; Revenues $15.37B vs $15.69B Est; Bob Evans Farms Reports Q2 EPS $0.47 vs $0.53 Est; Revenues $407.20M vs $411.46M Est; Agilent Tech Reports Q4 EPS $0.84 vs $0.81 Est; Revenues $1.73B vs $1.75B Est.
In corporate news, Velti (NASDAQ: VELT) announced that it will acquire Mobile Interactive Group, the UK's largest mobile marketing company. The company hopes to diversify its product offerings, and expects the transaction to be accretive to 2012 earnings. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) announced that it will give out a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05. Shareholders as of November 30, 2011 will also receive a special dividend of $0.50.
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) announced that it has entered a licensed agreement with Tibotec Pharmaceuticals to develop various drugs for commercialization.
Today's movers include:
VanceInfo Technologies (NYSE: VIT) +16.8% on positive Q3 earnings results
Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE) +15.1% on positive industry news
Woodward (NASDAQ: WWD) +14.04% on positive earnings
Meritor (NYSE: MTOR) -17.69% on poor Q3 earnings
The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO) -12.79% after expanding a recall of its Avaira line of contact lenses
NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) -11.93% after a series of downgrades
This concludes your news summary for November 15, 2011.
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