Market Overview

Mid-Day Market Update: Crude Oil Up 1%; GTx Shares Spike Higher


Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.14 percent to 21,241.98 while the NASDAQ declined 0.61 percent to 6,169.96. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 2,427.63.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Telecommunications services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB), ATN International Inc (NASDAQ: ATNI), and IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT).

In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), down 7 percent, and Camtek LTD. (NASDAQ: CAMT), down 7 percent.

Top Headline

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) announced the retirement of its CEO Jeff Immelt.

After 30 years with General Electric Company, GE Healthcare Limited CEO and President John Flannery is about to inherit all of corporate leadership.

Effective Aug. 1, Flannery, 55, will succeed retiring CEO Jeffrey Immelt, who will retain his role as chairman through the end of the year before relinquishing it to Flannery.

Equities Trading UP

GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) shares shot up 43 percent to $4.43 after the company disclosed positive preliminary results from ongoing Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial in women with stress urinary incontinence.

Shares of XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ: XBIT) got a boost, shooting up 45 percent to $4.64 after falling 66.03 percent on Friday.

TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) shares were also up, gaining 40 percent to $1.13 after the company reported a deal with AstraZeneca for utilization of Trovera ctDNA test and services in prospective biomarker study.

Equities Trading DOWN

Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares dropped 27 percent to $15.07 after the company disclosed that it has received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for its application for its CHS-1701. In the letter, the FDA has requested additional information in which the company has pledged to provide.

Shares of STMicroelectronics NV (ADR) (NYSE: STM) were down 6 percent to $15.66 after dropping 4.61 percent on Friday.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: VISI) was down, falling around 19 percent to $4.15. On Friday, Volt Information Sciences reported a Q2 loss of $854,000 on revenue of $303 million.


In commodity news, oil traded up 1.18 percent to $46.37 while gold traded down 0.22 percent to $1,268.60.

Silver traded down 1.06 percent Monday to $17.04, while copper fell 0.70 percent to $2.631.


European shares were lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.96 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index dropped 1.21 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index slipped 0.68 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX declined 0.87 percent, and the French CAC 40 slipped 1.10 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.18 percent.


The Treasury is set to auction 3-month bills and 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The U.S. Treasury budget report for May is schedule for release at 2:00 p.m. ET.


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