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Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Up 1%; Pareteum Shares Spike Higher

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Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.15 percent to 24,800.68 while the NASDAQ declined 0.32 percent to 6,927.69. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.19 percent to 6,927.69.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Friday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market.

In trading on Friday, technology shares fell 0.27 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), down 14 percent, and Calix Inc (NASDAQ: CALX) down 9 percent.

Top Headline

MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT), a U.S.-based company that offers a mobile application for use in the cannabis industry, said Friday it created a subsidiary dedicated to developing blockchain-based solutions for the cannabis industry.

MassRoots said its fully owned subsidiary will be called MassRoots Blockchain Technologies.

 

Equities Trading UP

Pareteum Corp (NYSE: TEUM) shares shot up 12 percent to $2.12. Pareteum named Ali Davachi as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ATRA) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $18.65 after the company reported the FDA clearance to initiate two Phase 3 clinical studies to evaluate tabelecleucel in patients with rituximab-refractory Epstein-Barr virus associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $0.575 after the company said Friday it created a subsidiary dedicated to developing blockchain-based solutions for the cannabis industry. MassRoots said its fully owned subsidiary will be called MassRoots Blockchain Technologies.

Equities Trading DOWN

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) shares dropped 14 percent to $19.08 after the company issued a weak guidance for the fourth quarter.

Shares of Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ: LIVE) were down 18 percent to $16.3. Live Ventures shares climbed 50.60 percent Thursday after the company reported FY17 sales of $152 million, up from $79 million in the prior year.

LiNiu Technology Group (NASDAQ: LINU) was down, falling around 31 percent to $2.15. LiNiu Technology shares jumped 134.59 percent Thursday after the company reported 1H'17 results. The company posted net loss of $5.7 million.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 1 percent to $60.42 while gold traded up 0.65 percent to $1,305.60.

Silver traded up 0.54 percent Friday to $17.015, while copper fell 0.41 percent to $3.295.

Eurozone

European shares closed mostly lower today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 declined 0.09 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index fell 0.49 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 1.21 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX slipped 0.48 percent, and the French CAC 40 fell 0.50 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.85 percent.

Economics

The total number of active U.S. oil rigs remained unchanged at 747 rigs this week, Baker Hughes Inc reported.

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